## Summary

In this paper a Bayesian regularized artificial neural network is proposed as a novel method to forecast financial market behavior. Daily market prices and financial technical indicators are utilized as inputs to predict the one day future closing price of individual stocks. The prediction of stock price movement is generally considered to be a challenging and important task for financial time series analysis. ** We evaluate Nordson prediction models with Deductive Inference (ML) and Multiple Regression ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the NDSN 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 NDSN stock.**

## Key Points

- What is the use of Markov decision process?
- Decision Making
- What is Markov decision process in reinforcement learning?

## NDSN Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

We consider Nordson Stock Decision Process with Deductive Inference (ML) where A is the set of discrete actions of NDSN 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(Multiple 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(Deductive Inference (ML)) X S(n):→ (n+4 weeks) $\sum _{i=1}^{n}\left({s}_{i}\right)$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of NDSN stock

j:Nash equilibria (Neural Network)

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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

**Sample Set:**Neural Network

**Stock/Index:**NDSN Nordson

**Time series to forecast n: 18 Nov 2022**for (n+4 weeks)

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

- An embedded prepayment option in an interest-only or principal-only strip is closely related to the host contract provided the host contract (i) initially resulted from separating the right to receive contractual cash flows of a financial instrument that, in and of itself, did not contain an embedded derivative, and (ii) does not contain any terms not present in the original host debt contract.
- An entity has not retained control of a transferred asset if the transferee has the practical ability to sell the transferred asset. An entity has retained control of a transferred asset if the transferee does not have the practical ability to sell the transferred asset. A transferee has the practical ability to sell the transferred asset if it is traded in an active market because the transferee could repurchase the transferred asset in the market if it needs to return the asset to the entity. For example, a transferee may have the practical ability to sell a transferred asset if the transferred asset is subject to an option that allows the entity to repurchase it, but the transferee can readily obtain the transferred asset in the market if the option is exercised. A transferee does not have the practical ability to sell the transferred asset if the entity retains such an option and the transferee cannot readily obtain the transferred asset in the market if the entity exercises its option
- The risk of a default occurring on financial instruments that have comparable credit risk is higher the longer the expected life of the instrument; for example, the risk of a default occurring on an AAA-rated bond with an expected life of 10 years is higher than that on an AAA-rated bond with an expected life of five years.
- Although the objective of an entity's business model may be to hold financial assets in order to collect contractual cash flows, the entity need not hold all of those instruments until maturity. Thus an entity's business model can be to hold financial assets to collect contractual cash flows even when sales of financial assets occur or are expected to occur in the future.

*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

Nordson assigned short-term B1 & long-term B1 forecasted stock rating.** We evaluate the prediction models Deductive Inference (ML) with Multiple Regression ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the NDSN 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 NDSN stock.**

### Financial State Forecast for NDSN Nordson Stock Options & Futures

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

Outlook* | B1 | B1 |

Operational Risk | 54 | 60 |

Market Risk | 85 | 60 |

Technical Analysis | 37 | 51 |

Fundamental Analysis | 86 | 43 |

Risk Unsystematic | 45 | 67 |

### Prediction Confidence Score

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## Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the prediction methodology for NDSN stock?A: NDSN stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Deductive Inference (ML) and Multiple Regression

Q: Is NDSN stock a buy or sell?

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

Q: Is Nordson stock a good investment?

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

Q: What is the consensus rating of NDSN stock?

A: The consensus rating for NDSN is Hold.

Q: What is the prediction period for NDSN stock?

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

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