**Outlook:**National Fuel Gas Company Common Stock is assigned short-term Ba1 & long-term Ba1 estimated rating.

**AUC Score :**

**Short-Term Revised**

^{1}:**Dominant Strategy :**Hold

**Time series to forecast n:** for

^{2}

**Methodology :**Statistical Inference (ML)

**Hypothesis Testing :**Lasso Regression

**Surveillance :**Major exchange and OTC

^{1}The accuracy of the model is being monitored on a regular basis.(15-minute period)

^{2}Time series is updated based on short-term trends.

## Summary

National Fuel Gas Company Common Stock prediction model is evaluated with Statistical Inference (ML) and Lasso Regression^{1,2,3,4}and it is concluded that the NFG stock is predictable in the short/long term. Statistical inference is a process of drawing conclusions about a population based on data from a sample of that population. In machine learning (ML), statistical inference is used to make predictions about new data based on data that has already been seen.

**According to price forecasts for 4 Weeks period, the dominant strategy among neural network is: Hold**

## Key Points

- Market Signals
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## NFG Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

We consider National Fuel Gas Company Common Stock Decision Process with Statistical Inference (ML) where A is the set of discrete actions of NFG 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(Lasso 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(Statistical Inference (ML)) X S(n):→ 4 Weeks $\begin{array}{l}\int {r}^{s}\mathrm{rs}\end{array}$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of NFG stock

j:Nash equilibria (Neural Network)

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

### Statistical Inference (ML)

Statistical inference is a process of drawing conclusions about a population based on data from a sample of that population. In machine learning (ML), statistical inference is used to make predictions about new data based on data that has already been seen.### Lasso Regression

Lasso regression, also known as L1 regularization, is a type of regression analysis that adds a penalty to the least squares objective function in order to reduce the variance of the estimates and to induce sparsity in the model. This is done by adding a term to the objective function that is proportional to the sum of the absolute values of the coefficients. The penalty term is called the "lasso" penalty, and it is controlled by a parameter called the "lasso constant". Lasso regression can be used to address the problem of multicollinearity in linear regression, as well as the problem of overfitting. Multicollinearity occurs when two or more independent variables are highly correlated. This can cause the standard errors of the coefficients to be large, and it can also cause the coefficients to be unstable. Overfitting occurs when a model is too closely fit to the training data, and as a result, it does not generalize well to new data.

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## NFG Stock Forecast (Buy or Sell)

**Sample Set:**Neural Network

**Stock/Index:**NFG National Fuel Gas Company Common Stock

**Time series to forecast:**4 Weeks

**According to price forecasts, the dominant strategy among neural network is: Hold**

Strategic Interaction Table Legend:

**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%**

### Financial Data Adjustments for Statistical Inference (ML) based NFG Stock Prediction Model

- The requirements in paragraphs 6.8.4–6.8.8 may cease to apply at different times. Therefore, in applying paragraph 6.9.1, an entity may be required to amend the formal designation of its hedging relationships at different times, or may be required to amend the formal designation of a hedging relationship more than once. When, and only when, such a change is made to the hedge designation, an entity shall apply paragraphs 6.9.7–6.9.12 as applicable. An entity also shall apply paragraph 6.5.8 (for a fair value hedge) or paragraph 6.5.11 (for a cash flow hedge) to account for any changes in the fair value of the hedged item or the hedging instrument.
- An entity's documentation of the hedging relationship includes how it will assess the hedge effectiveness requirements, including the method or methods used. The documentation of the hedging relationship shall be updated for any changes to the methods (see paragraph B6.4.17).
- Rebalancing does not apply if the risk management objective for a hedging relationship has changed. Instead, hedge accounting for that hedging relationship shall be discontinued (despite that an entity might designate a new hedging relationship that involves the hedging instrument or hedged item of the previous hedging relationship as described in paragraph B6.5.28).
- Annual Improvements to IFRSs 2010–2012 Cycle, issued in December 2013, amended paragraphs 4.2.1 and 5.7.5 as a consequential amendment derived from the amendment to IFRS 3. An entity shall apply that amendment prospectively to business combinations to which the amendment to IFRS 3 applies.

*International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) adjustment process involves reviewing the company's financial statements and identifying any differences between the company's current accounting practices and the requirements of the IFRS. If there are any such differences, neural network makes adjustments to financial statements to bring them into compliance with the IFRS.

### NFG National Fuel Gas Company Common Stock Financial Analysis*

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

Outlook* | Ba1 | Ba1 |

Income Statement | Baa2 | B2 |

Balance Sheet | Baa2 | Baa2 |

Leverage Ratios | Baa2 | Caa2 |

Cash Flow | Ba3 | Baa2 |

Rates of Return and Profitability | Caa2 | Baa2 |

*Financial analysis is the process of evaluating a company's financial performance and position by neural network. It involves reviewing the company's financial statements, including the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement, as well as other financial reports and documents.

How does neural network examine financial reports and understand financial state of the company?

## Conclusions

National Fuel Gas Company Common Stock is assigned short-term Ba1 & long-term Ba1 estimated rating. National Fuel Gas Company Common Stock prediction model is evaluated with Statistical Inference (ML) and Lasso Regression^{1,2,3,4} and it is concluded that the NFG stock is predictable in the short/long term. ** According to price forecasts for 4 Weeks period, the dominant strategy among neural network is: Hold**

### Prediction Confidence Score

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## Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the prediction methodology for NFG stock?A: NFG stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Statistical Inference (ML) and Lasso Regression

Q: Is NFG stock a buy or sell?

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

Q: Is National Fuel Gas Company Common Stock stock a good investment?

A: The consensus rating for National Fuel Gas Company Common Stock is Hold and is assigned short-term Ba1 & long-term Ba1 estimated rating.

Q: What is the consensus rating of NFG stock?

A: The consensus rating for NFG is Hold.

Q: What is the prediction period for NFG stock?

A: The prediction period for NFG is 4 Weeks

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