The stock market is one of the key sectors of a country's economy. It provides investors with an opportunity to invest and gain returns on their investment. Predicting the stock market is a very challenging task and has attracted serious interest from researchers from many fields such as statistics, artificial intelligence, economics, and finance. An accurate prediction of the stock market reduces investment risk in the market. Different approaches have been used to predict the stock market. The performances of Machine learning (ML) models are typically superior to those of statistical and econometric models. We evaluate IMPERIAL BRANDS PLC prediction models with Inductive Learning (ML) and Linear Regression1,2,3,4 and conclude that the LON:IMB stock is predictable in the short/long term. According to price forecasts for (n+8 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold LON:IMB stock.

Keywords: LON:IMB, IMPERIAL BRANDS PLC, stock forecast, machine learning based prediction, risk rating, buy-sell behaviour, stock analysis, target price analysis, options and futures.

## Key Points

1. Nash Equilibria
2. What is statistical models in machine learning?
3. How do you know when a stock will go up or down? ## LON:IMB Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

The main objective of this research is to predict the market performance on day closing using different machine learning techniques. The prediction model uses different attributes as an input and predicts market as Positive & Negative. We consider IMPERIAL BRANDS PLC Stock Decision Process with Linear Regression where A is the set of discrete actions of LON:IMB 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= $\begin{array}{cccc}{p}_{a1}& {p}_{a2}& \dots & {p}_{1n}\\ & ⋮\\ {p}_{j1}& {p}_{j2}& \dots & {p}_{jn}\\ & ⋮\\ {p}_{k1}& {p}_{k2}& \dots & {p}_{kn}\\ & ⋮\\ {p}_{n1}& {p}_{n2}& \dots & {p}_{nn}\end{array}$ X R(Inductive Learning (ML)) X S(n):→ (n+8 weeks) $∑ i = 1 n a i$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of LON:IMB stock

j:Nash equilibria

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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## LON:IMB Stock Forecast (Buy or Sell) for (n+8 weeks)

Sample Set: Neural Network
Stock/Index: LON:IMB IMPERIAL BRANDS PLC
Time series to forecast n: 02 Nov 2022 for (n+8 weeks)

According to price forecasts for (n+8 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold LON:IMB 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 IMPERIAL BRANDS PLC

1. An entity shall assess at the inception of the hedging relationship, and on an ongoing basis, whether a hedging relationship meets the hedge effectiveness requirements. At a minimum, an entity shall perform the ongoing assessment at each reporting date or upon a significant change in the circumstances affecting the hedge effectiveness requirements, whichever comes first. The assessment relates to expectations about hedge effectiveness and is therefore only forward-looking.
2. 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).
3. At the date of initial application, an entity shall use reasonable and supportable information that is available without undue cost or effort to determine the credit risk at the date that a financial instrument was initially recognised (or for loan commitments and financial guarantee contracts at the date that the entity became a party to the irrevocable commitment in accordance with paragraph 5.5.6) and compare that to the credit risk at the date of initial application of this Standard.
4. If a guarantee provided by an entity to pay for default losses on a transferred asset prevents the transferred asset from being derecognised to the extent of the continuing involvement, the transferred asset at the date of the transfer is measured at the lower of (i) the carrying amount of the asset and (ii) the maximum amount of the consideration received in the transfer that the entity could be required to repay ('the guarantee amount'). The associated liability is initially measured at the guarantee amount plus the fair value of the guarantee (which is normally the consideration received for the guarantee). Subsequently, the initial fair value of the guarantee is recognised in profit or loss when (or as) the obligation is satisfied (in accordance with the principles of IFRS 15) and the carrying value of the asset is reduced by any loss allowance.

*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

IMPERIAL BRANDS PLC assigned short-term B3 & long-term B3 forecasted stock rating. We evaluate the prediction models Inductive Learning (ML) with Linear Regression1,2,3,4 and conclude that the LON:IMB stock is predictable in the short/long term. According to price forecasts for (n+8 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold LON:IMB stock.

### Financial State Forecast for LON:IMB IMPERIAL BRANDS PLC Stock Options & Futures

Rating Short-Term Long-Term Senior
Outlook*B3B3
Operational Risk 3939
Market Risk3741
Technical Analysis3959
Fundamental Analysis6048
Risk Unsystematic7652

### Prediction Confidence Score

Trust metric by Neural Network: 90 out of 100 with 810 signals.

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Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: What is the prediction methodology for LON:IMB stock?
A: LON:IMB stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Inductive Learning (ML) and Linear Regression
Q: Is LON:IMB stock a buy or sell?
A: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold LON:IMB Stock.
Q: Is IMPERIAL BRANDS PLC stock a good investment?
A: The consensus rating for IMPERIAL BRANDS PLC is Hold and assigned short-term B3 & long-term B3 forecasted stock rating.
Q: What is the consensus rating of LON:IMB stock?
A: The consensus rating for LON:IMB is Hold.
Q: What is the prediction period for LON:IMB stock?
A: The prediction period for LON:IMB is (n+8 weeks)