In modern financial market, the most crucial problem is to find essential approach to outline and visualizing the predictions in stock-markets to be made by individuals in order to attain maximum profit by investments. The stock market is a transformative, non-straight dynamical and complex system. Long term investment is one of the major investment decisions. Though, evaluating shares and calculating elementary values for companies for long term investment is difficult. In this paper we are going to present comparison of machine learning aided algorithms to evaluate the stock prices in the future to analyze market behaviour. We evaluate Merck prediction models with Modular Neural Network (CNN Layer) and Paired T-Test1,2,3,4 and conclude that the MRK.DE stock is predictable in the short/long term. According to price forecasts for (n+1 year) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold MRK.DE stock.

Keywords: MRK.DE, Merck, stock forecast, machine learning based prediction, risk rating, buy-sell behaviour, stock analysis, target price analysis, options and futures.

## Key Points

1. What are main components of Markov decision process?
2. How accurate is machine learning in stock market?
3. Nash Equilibria

## MRK.DE Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

The search for models to predict the prices of financial markets is still a highly researched topic, despite major related challenges. The prices of financial assets are non-linear, dynamic, and chaotic; thus, they are financial time series that are difficult to predict. Among the latest techniques, machine learning models are some of the most researched, given their capabilities for recognizing complex patterns in various applications. We consider Merck Stock Decision Process with Paired T-Test where A is the set of discrete actions of MRK.DE stock holders, F is the set of discrete states, P : S × F × S → R is the transition probability distribution, R : S × F → R is the reaction function, and γ ∈ [0, 1] is a move factor for expectation.1,2,3,4

F(Paired T-Test)5,6,7= $\begin{array}{cccc}{p}_{a1}& {p}_{a2}& \dots & {p}_{1n}\\ & ⋮\\ {p}_{j1}& {p}_{j2}& \dots & {p}_{jn}\\ & ⋮\\ {p}_{k1}& {p}_{k2}& \dots & {p}_{kn}\\ & ⋮\\ {p}_{n1}& {p}_{n2}& \dots & {p}_{nn}\end{array}$ X R(Modular Neural Network (CNN Layer)) X S(n):→ (n+1 year) $∑ i = 1 n r i$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of MRK.DE stock

j:Nash equilibria

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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## MRK.DE Stock Forecast (Buy or Sell) for (n+1 year)

Sample Set: Neural Network
Stock/Index: MRK.DE Merck
Time series to forecast n: 16 Oct 2022 for (n+1 year)

According to price forecasts for (n+1 year) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold MRK.DE stock.

X axis: *Likelihood% (The higher the percentage value, the more likely the event will occur.)

Y axis: *Potential Impact% (The higher the percentage value, the more likely the price will deviate.)

Z axis (Yellow to Green): *Technical Analysis%

## Conclusions

Merck assigned short-term Ba3 & long-term Ba3 forecasted stock rating. We evaluate the prediction models Modular Neural Network (CNN Layer) with Paired T-Test1,2,3,4 and conclude that the MRK.DE stock is predictable in the short/long term. According to price forecasts for (n+1 year) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold MRK.DE stock.

### Financial State Forecast for MRK.DE Stock Options & Futures

Rating Short-Term Long-Term Senior
Outlook*Ba3Ba3
Operational Risk 5375
Market Risk8080
Technical Analysis5543
Fundamental Analysis7360
Risk Unsystematic6655

### Prediction Confidence Score

Trust metric by Neural Network: 73 out of 100 with 880 signals.

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Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: What is the prediction methodology for MRK.DE stock?
A: MRK.DE stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Modular Neural Network (CNN Layer) and Paired T-Test
Q: Is MRK.DE stock a buy or sell?
A: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold MRK.DE Stock.
Q: Is Merck stock a good investment?
A: The consensus rating for Merck is Hold and assigned short-term Ba3 & long-term Ba3 forecasted stock rating.
Q: What is the consensus rating of MRK.DE stock?
A: The consensus rating for MRK.DE is Hold.
Q: What is the prediction period for MRK.DE stock?
A: The prediction period for MRK.DE is (n+1 year)