Application of machine learning for stock prediction is attracting a lot of attention in recent years. A large amount of research has been conducted in this area and multiple existing results have shown that machine learning methods could be successfully used toward stock predicting using stocks' historical data. Most of these existing approaches have focused on short term prediction using stocks' historical price and technical indicators.** We evaluate Host Hotels & Resorts prediction models with Deductive Inference (ML) and Sign Test ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the HST stock is predictable in the short/long term. **

**According to price forecasts for (n+16 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold HST stock.**

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## HST Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

Data mining and machine learning approaches can be incorporated into business intelligence (BI) systems to help users for decision support in many real-life applications. Here, in this paper, we propose a machine learning approach for BI applications. Specifically, we apply structural support vector machines (SSVMs) to perform classification on complex inputs such as the nodes of a graph structure. We consider Host Hotels & Resorts Stock Decision Process with Sign Test where A is the set of discrete actions of HST 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(Sign Test)

^{5,6,7}= $\begin{array}{cccc}{p}_{\mathrm{a}1}& {p}_{\mathrm{a}2}& \dots & {p}_{1n}\\ & \vdots \\ {p}_{j1}& {p}_{j2}& \dots & {p}_{jn}\\ & \vdots \\ {p}_{k1}& {p}_{k2}& \dots & {p}_{kn}\\ & \vdots \\ {p}_{n1}& {p}_{n2}& \dots & {p}_{nn}\end{array}$ X R(Deductive Inference (ML)) X S(n):→ (n+16 weeks) $\begin{array}{l}\int {r}^{s}\mathrm{rs}\end{array}$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of HST stock

j:Nash equilibria

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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## HST Stock Forecast (Buy or Sell) for (n+16 weeks)

**Sample Set:**Neural Network

**Stock/Index:**HST Host Hotels & Resorts

**Time series to forecast n: 08 Oct 2022**for (n+16 weeks)

**According to price forecasts for (n+16 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold HST 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

Host Hotels & Resorts assigned short-term B2 & long-term Ba3 forecasted stock rating.** We evaluate the prediction models Deductive Inference (ML) with Sign Test ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the HST stock is predictable in the short/long term.**

**According to price forecasts for (n+16 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold HST stock.**

### Financial State Forecast for HST Stock Options & Futures

Rating | Short-Term | Long-Term Senior |
---|---|---|

Outlook* | B2 | Ba3 |

Operational Risk | 65 | 77 |

Market Risk | 64 | 33 |

Technical Analysis | 38 | 70 |

Fundamental Analysis | 80 | 47 |

Risk Unsystematic | 33 | 79 |

### Prediction Confidence Score

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## Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the prediction methodology for HST stock?A: HST stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Deductive Inference (ML) and Sign Test

Q: Is HST stock a buy or sell?

A: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold HST Stock.

Q: Is Host Hotels & Resorts stock a good investment?

A: The consensus rating for Host Hotels & Resorts is Hold and assigned short-term B2 & long-term Ba3 forecasted stock rating.

Q: What is the consensus rating of HST stock?

A: The consensus rating for HST is Hold.

Q: What is the prediction period for HST stock?

A: The prediction period for HST is (n+16 weeks)