**Outlook:**Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. Common Stock is assigned short-term Ba2 & long-term B2 estimated rating.

**AUC Score :**

**Short-Term Revised**

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

**Time series to forecast n:** for

^{2}

**Methodology :**Modular Neural Network (CNN Layer)

**Hypothesis Testing :**Independent T-Test

**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

Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. Common Stock prediction model is evaluated with Modular Neural Network (CNN Layer) and Independent T-Test^{1,2,3,4}and it is concluded that the SASR stock is predictable in the short/long term. CNN layers are a powerful tool for extracting features from images. They are able to learn to detect patterns in images that are not easily detected by humans. This makes them well-suited for a variety of MNN applications.

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

## Key Points

- Understanding Buy, Sell, and Hold Ratings
- What is neural prediction?
- Is it better to buy and sell or hold?

## SASR Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

We consider Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. Common Stock Decision Process with Modular Neural Network (CNN Layer) where A is the set of discrete actions of SASR 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(Independent 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(Modular Neural Network (CNN Layer)) X S(n):→ 4 Weeks $\begin{array}{l}\int {r}^{s}\mathrm{rs}\end{array}$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of SASR stock

j:Nash equilibria (Neural Network)

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

### Modular Neural Network (CNN Layer)

CNN layers are a powerful tool for extracting features from images. They are able to learn to detect patterns in images that are not easily detected by humans. This makes them well-suited for a variety of MNN applications.### Independent T-Test

An independent t-test is a statistical test that compares the means of two independent samples. In an independent t-test, the data points in each sample are not related to each other. The independent t-test is a parametric test, which means that it assumes that the data is normally distributed. The independent t-test is also a two-sample test, which means that it compares the means of two independent samples.

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## SASR Stock Forecast (Buy or Sell)

**Sample Set:**Neural Network

**Stock/Index:**SASR Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. Common Stock

**Time series to forecast:**4 Weeks

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

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 Modular Neural Network (CNN Layer) based SASR Stock Prediction Model

- An entity shall apply the impairment requirements in Section 5.5 retrospectively in accordance with IAS 8 subject to paragraphs 7.2.15 and 7.2.18–7.2.20.
- An alternative benchmark rate designated as a non-contractually specified risk component that is not separately identifiable (see paragraphs 6.3.7(a) and B6.3.8) at the date it is designated shall be deemed to have met that requirement at that date, if, and only if, the entity reasonably expects the alternative benchmark rate will be separately identifiable within 24 months. The 24-month period applies to each alternative benchmark rate separately and starts from the date the entity designates the alternative benchmark rate as a non-contractually specified risk component for the first time (ie the 24- month period applies on a rate-by-rate basis).
- When an entity, consistent with its hedge documentation, frequently resets (ie discontinues and restarts) a hedging relationship because both the hedging instrument and the hedged item frequently change (ie the entity uses a dynamic process in which both the hedged items and the hedging instruments used to manage that exposure do not remain the same for long), the entity shall apply the requirement in paragraphs 6.3.7(a) and B6.3.8—that the risk component is separately identifiable—only when it initially designates a hedged item in that hedging relationship. A hedged item that has been assessed at the time of its initial designation in the hedging relationship, whether it was at the time of the hedge inception or subsequently, is not reassessed at any subsequent redesignation in the same hedging relationship.
- The assessment of whether an economic relationship exists includes an analysis of the possible behaviour of the hedging relationship during its term to ascertain whether it can be expected to meet the risk management objective. The mere existence of a statistical correlation between two variables does not, by itself, support a valid conclusion that an economic relationship exists.

*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.

### SASR Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. Common Stock Financial Analysis*

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

Outlook* | Ba2 | B2 |

Income Statement | C | Baa2 |

Balance Sheet | Baa2 | Ba2 |

Leverage Ratios | Baa2 | C |

Cash Flow | Ba1 | Caa2 |

Rates of Return and Profitability | Ba1 | B3 |

*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

Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. Common Stock is assigned short-term Ba2 & long-term B2 estimated rating. Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. Common Stock prediction model is evaluated with Modular Neural Network (CNN Layer) and Independent T-Test^{1,2,3,4} and it is concluded that the SASR stock is predictable in the short/long term. ** According to price forecasts for 4 Weeks period, the dominant strategy among neural network is: Buy**

### Prediction Confidence Score

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## Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the prediction methodology for SASR stock?A: SASR stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Modular Neural Network (CNN Layer) and Independent T-Test

Q: Is SASR stock a buy or sell?

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

Q: Is Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. Common Stock stock a good investment?

A: The consensus rating for Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. Common Stock is Buy and is assigned short-term Ba2 & long-term B2 estimated rating.

Q: What is the consensus rating of SASR stock?

A: The consensus rating for SASR is Buy.

Q: What is the prediction period for SASR stock?

A: The prediction period for SASR is 4 Weeks

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