The prediction of a stock market direction may serve as an early recommendation system for short-term investors and as an early financial distress warning system for long-term shareholders. ** We evaluate DCC PLC prediction models with Supervised Machine Learning (ML) and Linear Regression ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the LON:DCC 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 LON:DCC stock.**

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

*Keywords:*## Key Points

- Operational Risk
- Operational Risk
- Stock Rating

## LON:DCC Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

The categorization of high dimensional data present a fascinating challenge to machine learning models as frequent number of highly correlated dimensions or attributes can affect the accuracy of classification model. In this paper, the problem of high dimensionality of stock exchange is investigated to predict the market trends by applying the principal component analysis (PCA) with linear regression. PCA can help to improve the predictive performance of machine learning methods while reducing the redundancy among the data. We consider DCC PLC Stock Decision Process with Linear Regression where A is the set of discrete actions of LON:DCC 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(Linear 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(Supervised 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 LON:DCC stock

j:Nash equilibria

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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## LON:DCC Stock Forecast (Buy or Sell) for (n+4 weeks)

**Sample Set:**Neural Network

**Stock/Index:**LON:DCC DCC PLC

**Time series to forecast n: 25 Oct 2022**for (n+4 weeks)

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

## Adjusted IFRS* Prediction Methods for DCC PLC

- A layer component that includes a prepayment option is not eligible to be designated as a hedged item in a fair value hedge if the prepayment option's fair value is affected by changes in the hedged risk, unless the designated layer includes the effect of the related prepayment option when determining the change in the fair value of the hedged item.
- If there are changes in circumstances that affect hedge effectiveness, an entity may have to change the method for assessing whether a hedging relationship meets the hedge effectiveness requirements in order to ensure that the relevant characteristics of the hedging relationship, including the sources of hedge ineffectiveness, are still captured.
- At the date of initial application, an entity shall determine whether the treatment in paragraph 5.7.7 would create or enlarge an accounting mismatch in profit or loss on the basis of the facts and circumstances that exist at the date of initial application. This Standard shall be applied retrospectively on the basis of that determination.
- This Standard does not specify a method for assessing whether a hedging relationship meets the hedge effectiveness requirements. However, an entity shall use a method that captures the relevant characteristics of the hedging relationship including the sources of hedge ineffectiveness. Depending on those factors, the method can be a qualitative or a quantitative assessment.

*International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are a set of accounting rules for the financial statements of public companies that are intended to make them consistent, transparent, and easily comparable around the world.

## Conclusions

DCC PLC assigned short-term B1 & long-term Ba1 forecasted stock rating.** We evaluate the prediction models Supervised Machine Learning (ML) with Linear Regression ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the LON:DCC 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 LON:DCC stock.**

### Financial State Forecast for LON:DCC DCC PLC Stock Options & Futures

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

Outlook* | B1 | Ba1 |

Operational Risk | 45 | 84 |

Market Risk | 51 | 77 |

Technical Analysis | 57 | 79 |

Fundamental Analysis | 79 | 69 |

Risk Unsystematic | 69 | 41 |

### Prediction Confidence Score

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## Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the prediction methodology for LON:DCC stock?A: LON:DCC stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Supervised Machine Learning (ML) and Linear Regression

Q: Is LON:DCC stock a buy or sell?

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

Q: Is DCC PLC stock a good investment?

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

Q: What is the consensus rating of LON:DCC stock?

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

Q: What is the prediction period for LON:DCC stock?

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