## Summary

Machine learning is a branch of computer science that has the potential to transform epidemiologic sciences. Amid a growing focus on "Big Data," it offers epidemiologists new tools to tackle problems for which classical methods are not well-suited. In order to critically evaluate the value of integrating machine learning algorithms and existing methods, however, it is essential to address language and technical barriers between the two fields that can make it difficult for epidemiologists to read and assess machine learning studies.** We evaluate NorthWestern Corporation Common Stock prediction models with Modular Neural Network (Market News Sentiment Analysis) and ElasticNet Regression ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the NWE stock is predictable in the short/long term. **

**According to price forecasts for (n+3 month) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Sell NWE stock.**

## Key Points

- What is the use of Markov decision process?
- Operational Risk
- Reaction Function

## NWE Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

We consider NorthWestern Corporation Common Stock Stock Decision Process with Modular Neural Network (Market News Sentiment Analysis) where A is the set of discrete actions of NWE 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(ElasticNet 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(Modular Neural Network (Market News Sentiment Analysis)) X S(n):→ (n+3 month) $\overrightarrow{S}=\left({s}_{1},{s}_{2},{s}_{3}\right)$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of NWE stock

j:Nash equilibria (Neural Network)

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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## NWE Stock Forecast (Buy or Sell) for (n+3 month)

**Sample Set:**Neural Network

**Stock/Index:**NWE NorthWestern Corporation Common Stock

**Time series to forecast n: 25 Nov 2022**for (n+3 month)

**According to price forecasts for (n+3 month) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Sell NWE 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 NorthWestern Corporation Common Stock

- When measuring hedge ineffectiveness, an entity shall consider the time value of money. Consequently, the entity determines the value of the hedged item on a present value basis and therefore the change in the value of the hedged item also includes the effect of the time value of money.
- When designating risk components as hedged items, an entity considers whether the risk components are explicitly specified in a contract (contractually specified risk components) or whether they are implicit in the fair value or the cash flows of an item of which they are a part (noncontractually specified risk components). Non-contractually specified risk components can relate to items that are not a contract (for example, forecast transactions) or contracts that do not explicitly specify the component (for example, a firm commitment that includes only one single price instead of a pricing formula that references different underlyings)
- In accordance with paragraph 4.1.3(a), principal is the fair value of the financial asset at initial recognition. However that principal amount may change over the life of the financial asset (for example, if there are repayments of principal).
- At the date of initial application, an entity shall assess whether a financial asset meets the condition in paragraphs 4.1.2(a) or 4.1.2A(a) on the basis of the facts and circumstances that exist at that date. The resulting classification shall be applied retrospectively irrespective of the entity's business model in prior reporting periods.

*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

NorthWestern Corporation Common Stock assigned short-term Ba3 & long-term B2 forecasted stock rating.** We evaluate the prediction models Modular Neural Network (Market News Sentiment Analysis) with ElasticNet Regression ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the NWE stock is predictable in the short/long term.**

**According to price forecasts for (n+3 month) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Sell NWE stock.**

### Financial State Forecast for NWE NorthWestern Corporation Common Stock Stock Options & Futures

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

Outlook* | Ba3 | B2 |

Operational Risk | 44 | 34 |

Market Risk | 60 | 45 |

Technical Analysis | 87 | 85 |

Fundamental Analysis | 45 | 31 |

Risk Unsystematic | 87 | 56 |

### Prediction Confidence Score

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## Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the prediction methodology for NWE stock?A: NWE stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Modular Neural Network (Market News Sentiment Analysis) and ElasticNet Regression

Q: Is NWE stock a buy or sell?

A: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Sell NWE Stock.

Q: Is NorthWestern Corporation Common Stock stock a good investment?

A: The consensus rating for NorthWestern Corporation Common Stock is Sell and assigned short-term Ba3 & long-term B2 forecasted stock rating.

Q: What is the consensus rating of NWE stock?

A: The consensus rating for NWE is Sell.

Q: What is the prediction period for NWE stock?

A: The prediction period for NWE is (n+3 month)

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