Impact of many factors on the stock prices makes the stock prediction a difficult and highly complicated task. In this paper, machine learning techniques have been applied for the stock price prediction in order to overcome such difficulties. In the implemented work, five models have been developed and their performances are compared in predicting the stock market trends.** We evaluate HARGREAVES LANSDOWN PLC prediction models with Modular Neural Network (Market Volatility Analysis) and Factor ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the LON:HL. 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 LON:HL. stock.**

**LON:HL., HARGREAVES LANSDOWN PLC, stock forecast, machine learning based prediction, risk rating, buy-sell behaviour, stock analysis, target price analysis, options and futures.**

*Keywords:*## Key Points

- What is neural prediction?
- Reaction Function
- Technical Analysis with Algorithmic Trading

## LON:HL. Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

Predictions on stock market prices are a great challenge due to the fact that it is an immensely complex, chaotic and dynamic environment. There are many studies from various areas aiming to take on that challenge and Machine Learning approaches have been the focus of many of them. There are many examples of Machine Learning algorithms been able to reach satisfactory results when doing that type of prediction. This article studies the usage of LSTM networks on that scenario, to predict future trends of stock prices based on the price history, alongside with technical analysis indicators. We consider HARGREAVES LANSDOWN PLC Stock Decision Process with Factor where A is the set of discrete actions of LON:HL. 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 Î³ ∈ [0, 1] is a move factor for expectation.^{1,2,3,4}

F(Factor)

^{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(Modular Neural Network (Market Volatility Analysis)) X S(n):→ (n+1 year) $R=\left(\begin{array}{ccc}1& 0& 0\\ 0& 1& 0\\ 0& 0& 1\end{array}\right)$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of LON:HL. stock

j:Nash equilibria

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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## LON:HL. Stock Forecast (Buy or Sell) for (n+1 year)

**Sample Set:**Neural Network

**Stock/Index:**LON:HL. HARGREAVES LANSDOWN PLC

**Time series to forecast n: 13 Oct 2022**for (n+1 year)

**According to price forecasts for (n+1 year) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold LON:HL. 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

HARGREAVES LANSDOWN PLC assigned short-term B1 & long-term Ba1 forecasted stock rating.** We evaluate the prediction models Modular Neural Network (Market Volatility Analysis) with Factor ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the LON:HL. 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 LON:HL. stock.**

### Financial State Forecast for LON:HL. Stock Options & Futures

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

Outlook* | B1 | Ba1 |

Operational Risk | 33 | 78 |

Market Risk | 72 | 89 |

Technical Analysis | 61 | 64 |

Fundamental Analysis | 67 | 79 |

Risk Unsystematic | 61 | 46 |

### Prediction Confidence Score

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## Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the prediction methodology for LON:HL. stock?A: LON:HL. stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Modular Neural Network (Market Volatility Analysis) and Factor

Q: Is LON:HL. stock a buy or sell?

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

Q: Is HARGREAVES LANSDOWN PLC stock a good investment?

A: The consensus rating for HARGREAVES LANSDOWN PLC is Hold and assigned short-term B1 & long-term Ba1 forecasted stock rating.

Q: What is the consensus rating of LON:HL. stock?

A: The consensus rating for LON:HL. is Hold.

Q: What is the prediction period for LON:HL. stock?

A: The prediction period for LON:HL. is (n+1 year)