Efficient Market Hypothesis (EMH) is the cornerstone of the modern financial theory and it states that it is impossible to predict the price of any stock using any trend, fundamental or technical analysis. Stock trading is one of the most important activities in the world of finance. Stock price prediction has been an age-old problem and many researchers from academia and business have tried to solve it using many techniques ranging from basic statistics to machine learning using relevant information such as news sentiment and historical prices. We evaluate Cracker Barrel prediction models with Active Learning (ML) and Lasso Regression1,2,3,4 and conclude that the CBRL 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 Hold CBRL stock.

Keywords: CBRL, Cracker Barrel, stock forecast, machine learning based prediction, risk rating, buy-sell behaviour, stock analysis, target price analysis, options and futures.

## Key Points

1. Why do we need predictive models?
2. What is statistical models in machine learning?
3. How do predictive algorithms actually work? ## CBRL Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs) is a sub type of neural networks that use feedback connections. Several types of RNN models are used in predicting financial time series. This study was conducted to develop models to predict daily stock prices based on Recurrent Neural Network (RNN) Approach and to measure the accuracy of the models developed and identify the shortcomings of the models if present. We consider Cracker Barrel Stock Decision Process with Lasso Regression where A is the set of discrete actions of CBRL 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(Lasso Regression)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(Active Learning (ML)) X S(n):→ (n+4 weeks) $∑ i = 1 n s i$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of CBRL stock

j:Nash equilibria

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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

Sample Set: Neural Network
Stock/Index: CBRL Cracker Barrel
Time series to forecast n: 05 Oct 2022 for (n+4 weeks)

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

Cracker Barrel assigned short-term B2 & long-term Ba3 forecasted stock rating. We evaluate the prediction models Active Learning (ML) with Lasso Regression1,2,3,4 and conclude that the CBRL 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 Hold CBRL stock.

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

Rating Short-Term Long-Term Senior
Outlook*B2Ba3
Operational Risk 8337
Market Risk6063
Technical Analysis4845
Fundamental Analysis3790
Risk Unsystematic4970

### Prediction Confidence Score

Trust metric by Neural Network: 90 out of 100 with 692 signals.

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Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: What is the prediction methodology for CBRL stock?
A: CBRL stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Active Learning (ML) and Lasso Regression
Q: Is CBRL stock a buy or sell?
A: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold CBRL Stock.
Q: Is Cracker Barrel stock a good investment?
A: The consensus rating for Cracker Barrel is Hold and assigned short-term B2 & long-term Ba3 forecasted stock rating.
Q: What is the consensus rating of CBRL stock?
A: The consensus rating for CBRL is Hold.
Q: What is the prediction period for CBRL stock?
A: The prediction period for CBRL is (n+4 weeks)