**Outlook:**Northfield Bancorp Inc. Common Stock (Delaware) assigned short-term Ba3 & long-term B1 forecasted stock rating.

**Dominant Strategy :**Buy

**Time series to forecast n: 12 Dec 2022**for (n+1 year)

**Methodology :**Deductive Inference (ML)

## Abstract

Stock index price prediction is prevalent in both academic and economic fields. The index price is hard to forecast due to its uncertain noise. With the development of computer science, neural networks are applied in kinds of industrial fields. In this paper, we introduce four different methods in machine learning including three typical machine learning models: Multilayer Perceptron (MLP), Long Short Term Memory (LSTM) and Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) and one attention-based neural network.(Hernández-Nieves, E., Bartolomé del Canto, Á., Chamoso-Santos, P., Prieta-Pintado, F.D.L. and Corchado-Rodríguez, J.M., 2020, June. A machine learning platform for stock investment recommendation systems. In International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence (pp. 303-313). Springer, Cham.)** We evaluate Northfield Bancorp Inc. Common Stock (Delaware) prediction models with Deductive Inference (ML) and Paired T-Test ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the NFBK stock is predictable in the short/long term. **

**According to price forecasts for (n+1 year) period, the dominant strategy among neural network is: Buy**

## Key Points

- Is Target price a good indicator?
- Market Risk
- What statistical methods are used to analyze data?

## NFBK Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

We consider Northfield Bancorp Inc. Common Stock (Delaware) Decision Process with Deductive Inference (ML) where A is the set of discrete actions of NFBK 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}= $\begin{array}{cccc}{p}_{\mathrm{a}1}& {p}_{\mathrm{a}2}& \dots & {p}_{1n}\\ & \vdots \\ {p}_{j1}& {p}_{j2}& \dots & {p}_{jn}\\ & \vdots \\ {p}_{k1}& {p}_{k2}& \dots & {p}_{kn}\\ & \vdots \\ {p}_{n1}& {p}_{n2}& \dots & {p}_{nn}\end{array}$ X R(Deductive Inference (ML)) X S(n):→ (n+1 year) $\begin{array}{l}\int {e}^{x}\mathrm{rx}\end{array}$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of NFBK stock

j:Nash equilibria (Neural Network)

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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## NFBK Stock Forecast (Buy or Sell) for (n+1 year)

**Sample Set:**Neural Network

**Stock/Index:**NFBK Northfield Bancorp Inc. Common Stock (Delaware)

**Time series to forecast n: 12 Dec 2022**for (n+1 year)

**According to price forecasts for (n+1 year) period, the dominant strategy among neural network is: Buy**

**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 (Grey to Black): *Technical Analysis%**

## Adjusted IFRS* Prediction Methods for Northfield Bancorp Inc. Common Stock (Delaware)

- Paragraph 5.7.5 permits an entity to make an irrevocable election to present in other comprehensive income changes in the fair value of an investment in an equity instrument that is not held for trading. This election is made on an instrument-by-instrument (ie share-by-share) basis. Amounts presented in other comprehensive income shall not be subsequently transferred to profit or loss. However, the entity may transfer the cumulative gain or loss within equity. Dividends on such investments are recognised in profit or loss in accordance with paragraph 5.7.6 unless the dividend clearly represents a recovery of part of the cost of the investment.
- The change in the value of the hedged item determined using a hypothetical derivative may also be used for the purpose of assessing whether a hedging relationship meets the hedge effectiveness requirements.
- If subsequently an entity reasonably expects that the alternative benchmark rate will not be separately identifiable within 24 months from the date the entity designated it as a non-contractually specified risk component for the first time, the entity shall cease applying the requirement in paragraph 6.9.11 to that alternative benchmark rate and discontinue hedge accounting prospectively from the date of that reassessment for all hedging relationships in which the alternative benchmark rate was designated as a noncontractually specified risk component.
- For the purpose of applying the requirement in paragraph 6.5.12 in order to determine whether the hedged future cash flows are expected to occur, an entity shall assume that the interest rate benchmark on which the hedged cash flows (contractually or non-contractually specified) are based is not altered as a result of interest rate benchmark reform.

*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

Northfield Bancorp Inc. Common Stock (Delaware) assigned short-term Ba3 & long-term B1 forecasted stock rating.** We evaluate the prediction models Deductive Inference (ML) with Paired T-Test ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the NFBK stock is predictable in the short/long term.**

**According to price forecasts for (n+1 year) period, the dominant strategy among neural network is: Buy**

### Financial State Forecast for NFBK Northfield Bancorp Inc. Common Stock (Delaware) Options & Futures

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

Outlook* | Ba3 | B1 |

Operational Risk | 76 | 55 |

Market Risk | 61 | 49 |

Technical Analysis | 84 | 83 |

Fundamental Analysis | 45 | 66 |

Risk Unsystematic | 52 | 34 |

### Prediction Confidence Score

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## Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the prediction methodology for NFBK stock?A: NFBK stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Deductive Inference (ML) and Paired T-Test

Q: Is NFBK stock a buy or sell?

A: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Buy NFBK Stock.

Q: Is Northfield Bancorp Inc. Common Stock (Delaware) stock a good investment?

A: The consensus rating for Northfield Bancorp Inc. Common Stock (Delaware) is Buy and assigned short-term Ba3 & long-term B1 forecasted stock rating.

Q: What is the consensus rating of NFBK stock?

A: The consensus rating for NFBK is Buy.

Q: What is the prediction period for NFBK stock?

A: The prediction period for NFBK is (n+1 year)