Machine learning is a branch of computer science that has the potential to transform epidemiologic sciences. Amid a growing focus on "Big Data," it offers epidemiologists new tools to tackle problems for which classical methods are not well-suited. In order to critically evaluate the value of integrating machine learning algorithms and existing methods, however, it is essential to address language and technical barriers between the two fields that can make it difficult for epidemiologists to read and assess machine learning studies. We evaluate HANCOCK WHITNEY CORP prediction models with Modular Neural Network (Financial Sentiment Analysis) and Chi-Square1,2,3,4 and conclude that the HWC stock is predictable in the short/long term. According to price forecasts for (n+8 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold HWC stock.

Keywords: HWC, HANCOCK WHITNEY CORP, stock forecast, machine learning based prediction, risk rating, buy-sell behaviour, stock analysis, target price analysis, options and futures.

## Key Points

1. Understanding Buy, Sell, and Hold Ratings
2. Reaction Function
3. What is the use of Markov decision process?

## HWC Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

Prediction of future movement of stock prices has been a subject matter of many research work. In this work, we propose a hybrid approach for stock price prediction using machine learning and deep learning-based methods. We consider HANCOCK WHITNEY CORP Stock Decision Process with Chi-Square where A is the set of discrete actions of HWC 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(Chi-Square)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 (Financial Sentiment Analysis)) X S(n):→ (n+8 weeks) $\begin{array}{l}\int {e}^{x}\mathrm{rx}\end{array}$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of HWC stock

j:Nash equilibria

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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## HWC Stock Forecast (Buy or Sell) for (n+8 weeks)

Sample Set: Neural Network
Stock/Index: HWC HANCOCK WHITNEY CORP
Time series to forecast n: 21 Oct 2022 for (n+8 weeks)

According to price forecasts for (n+8 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold HWC 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

HANCOCK WHITNEY CORP assigned short-term Baa2 & long-term Baa2 forecasted stock rating. We evaluate the prediction models Modular Neural Network (Financial Sentiment Analysis) with Chi-Square1,2,3,4 and conclude that the HWC stock is predictable in the short/long term. According to price forecasts for (n+8 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold HWC stock.

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

Rating Short-Term Long-Term Senior
Outlook*Baa2Baa2
Operational Risk 6979
Market Risk7290
Technical Analysis8587
Fundamental Analysis6161
Risk Unsystematic8983

### Prediction Confidence Score

Trust metric by Neural Network: 88 out of 100 with 843 signals.

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Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: What is the prediction methodology for HWC stock?
A: HWC stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Modular Neural Network (Financial Sentiment Analysis) and Chi-Square
Q: Is HWC stock a buy or sell?
A: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold HWC Stock.
Q: Is HANCOCK WHITNEY CORP stock a good investment?
A: The consensus rating for HANCOCK WHITNEY CORP is Hold and assigned short-term Baa2 & long-term Baa2 forecasted stock rating.
Q: What is the consensus rating of HWC stock?
A: The consensus rating for HWC is Hold.
Q: What is the prediction period for HWC stock?
A: The prediction period for HWC is (n+8 weeks)