Prediction of stock market movement is extremely difficult due to its high mutable nature. The rapid ups and downs occur in stock market because of impact from foreign commodities like emotional behavior of investors, political, psychological and economical factors. Continuous unsettlement in the stock market is major reason why investors sell out at the wrong time and often fail to gain the benefit. While investing in stock market investors must not forget the risk of reward rule and expose their holdings to greater risks. Although it is not possible predict stock market movement with full accuracy, losses from selling stocks at wrong time and its impacts can be reduce to greater extent using prediction of stock market movement based on analysis of historical data. ** We evaluate Altria prediction models with Reinforcement Machine Learning (ML) and Polynomial Regression ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the MO stock is predictable in the short/long term. **

**According to price forecasts for (n+4 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to HoldBuy MO stock.**

**MO, Altria, stock forecast, machine learning based prediction, risk rating, buy-sell behaviour, stock analysis, target price analysis, options and futures.**

*Keywords:*## Key Points

- Which neural network is best for prediction?
- Buy, Sell and Hold Signals
- Can neural networks predict stock market?

## MO Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

Finance is one of the pioneering industries that started using Machine Learning (ML), a subset of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the early 80s for market prediction. Since then, major firms and hedge funds have adopted machine learning for stock prediction, portfolio optimization, credit lending, stock betting, etc. In this paper, we survey all the different approaches of machine learning that can be incorporated in applied finance. We consider Altria Stock Decision Process with Polynomial Regression where A is the set of discrete actions of MO 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(Polynomial Regression)

^{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(Reinforcement Machine Learning (ML)) X S(n):→ (n+4 weeks) $R=\left(\begin{array}{ccc}1& 0& 0\\ 0& 1& 0\\ 0& 0& 1\end{array}\right)$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of MO stock

j:Nash equilibria

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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## MO Stock Forecast (Buy or Sell) for (n+4 weeks)

**Sample Set:**Neural Network

**Stock/Index:**MO Altria

**Time series to forecast n: 16 Oct 2022**for (n+4 weeks)

**According to price forecasts for (n+4 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to HoldBuy MO 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

Altria assigned short-term B1 & long-term Ba3 forecasted stock rating.** We evaluate the prediction models Reinforcement Machine Learning (ML) with Polynomial Regression ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the MO stock is predictable in the short/long term.**

**According to price forecasts for (n+4 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to HoldBuy MO stock.**

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

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

Outlook* | B1 | Ba3 |

Operational Risk | 30 | 60 |

Market Risk | 90 | 83 |

Technical Analysis | 85 | 77 |

Fundamental Analysis | 46 | 33 |

Risk Unsystematic | 46 | 78 |

### Prediction Confidence Score

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## Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the prediction methodology for MO stock?A: MO stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Reinforcement Machine Learning (ML) and Polynomial Regression

Q: Is MO stock a buy or sell?

A: The dominant strategy among neural network is to HoldBuy MO Stock.

Q: Is Altria stock a good investment?

A: The consensus rating for Altria is HoldBuy and assigned short-term B1 & long-term Ba3 forecasted stock rating.

Q: What is the consensus rating of MO stock?

A: The consensus rating for MO is HoldBuy.

Q: What is the prediction period for MO stock?

A: The prediction period for MO is (n+4 weeks)