The search for models to predict the prices of financial markets is still a highly researched topic, despite major related challenges. The prices of financial assets are non-linear, dynamic, and chaotic; thus, they are financial time series that are difficult to predict. Among the latest techniques, machine learning models are some of the most researched, given their capabilities for recognizing complex patterns in various applications. We evaluate Zions Bancorporation prediction models with Multi-Instance Learning (ML) and Paired T-Test1,2,3,4 and conclude that the ZION stock is predictable in the short/long term. According to price forecasts for (n+16 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold ZION stock.

Keywords: ZION, Zions Bancorporation, stock forecast, machine learning based prediction, risk rating, buy-sell behaviour, stock analysis, target price analysis, options and futures.

## Key Points

1. Market Outlook
2. What are buy sell or hold recommendations?
3. Which neural network is best for prediction? ## ZION Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

In this paper, we propose a robust and novel hybrid model for prediction of stock returns. The proposed model is constituted of two linear models: autoregressive moving average model, exponential smoothing model and a non-linear model: recurrent neural network. Training data for recurrent neural network is generated by a new regression model. Recurrent neural network produces satisfactory predictions as compared to linear models. With the goal to further improve the accuracy of predictions, the proposed hybrid prediction model merges predictions obtained from these three prediction based models. We consider Zions Bancorporation Stock Decision Process with Paired T-Test where A is the set of discrete actions of ZION 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(Paired T-Test)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(Multi-Instance Learning (ML)) X S(n):→ (n+16 weeks) $\begin{array}{l}\int {r}^{s}\mathrm{rs}\end{array}$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of ZION stock

j:Nash equilibria

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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## ZION Stock Forecast (Buy or Sell) for (n+16 weeks)

Sample Set: Neural Network
Stock/Index: ZION Zions Bancorporation
Time series to forecast n: 17 Oct 2022 for (n+16 weeks)

According to price forecasts for (n+16 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold ZION 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

Zions Bancorporation assigned short-term B1 & long-term B2 forecasted stock rating. We evaluate the prediction models Multi-Instance Learning (ML) with Paired T-Test1,2,3,4 and conclude that the ZION stock is predictable in the short/long term. According to price forecasts for (n+16 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold ZION stock.

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

Rating Short-Term Long-Term Senior
Outlook*B1B2
Operational Risk 8165
Market Risk8477
Technical Analysis3444
Fundamental Analysis4535
Risk Unsystematic5146

### Prediction Confidence Score

Trust metric by Neural Network: 83 out of 100 with 483 signals.

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Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: What is the prediction methodology for ZION stock?
A: ZION stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Multi-Instance Learning (ML) and Paired T-Test
Q: Is ZION stock a buy or sell?
A: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold ZION Stock.
Q: Is Zions Bancorporation stock a good investment?
A: The consensus rating for Zions Bancorporation is Hold and assigned short-term B1 & long-term B2 forecasted stock rating.
Q: What is the consensus rating of ZION stock?
A: The consensus rating for ZION is Hold.
Q: What is the prediction period for ZION stock?
A: The prediction period for ZION is (n+16 weeks)