Market systems are so complex that they overwhelm the ability of any individual to predict. But it is crucial for the investors to predict stock market price to generate notable profit. We have taken into factors such as Commodity Prices (crude oil, gold, silver), Market History, and Foreign exchange rate (FEX) that influence the stock trend.** We evaluate Costco prediction models with Inductive Learning (ML) and Beta ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the COST 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 COST stock.**

**COST, Costco, stock forecast, machine learning based prediction, risk rating, buy-sell behaviour, stock analysis, target price analysis, options and futures.**

*Keywords:*## Key Points

- Why do we need predictive models?
- What are main components of Markov decision process?
- Market Outlook

## COST Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

The stock market is very volatile and non-stationary and generates huge volumes of data in every second. In this article, the existing machine learning algorithms are analyzed for stock market forecasting and also a new pattern-finding algorithm for forecasting stock trend is developed. Three approaches can be used to solve the problem: fundamental analysis, technical analysis, and the machine learning. Experimental analysis done in this article shows that the machine learning could be useful for investors to make profitable decisions. We consider Costco Stock Decision Process with Beta where A is the set of discrete actions of COST 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(Beta)

^{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(Inductive Learning (ML)) X S(n):→ (n+8 weeks) $\sum _{i=1}^{n}\left({s}_{i}\right)$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of COST stock

j:Nash equilibria

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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## COST Stock Forecast (Buy or Sell) for (n+8 weeks)

**Sample Set:**Neural Network

**Stock/Index:**COST Costco

**Time series to forecast n: 24 Sep 2022**for (n+8 weeks)

**According to price forecasts for (n+8 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold COST 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%**

## Conclusions

Costco assigned short-term B2 & long-term B3 forecasted stock rating.** We evaluate the prediction models Inductive Learning (ML) with Beta ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the COST 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 COST stock.**

### Financial State Forecast for COST Stock Options & Futures

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

Outlook* | B2 | B3 |

Operational Risk | 46 | 35 |

Market Risk | 55 | 56 |

Technical Analysis | 68 | 31 |

Fundamental Analysis | 34 | 44 |

Risk Unsystematic | 84 | 73 |

### Prediction Confidence Score

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## Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the prediction methodology for COST stock?A: COST stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Inductive Learning (ML) and Beta

Q: Is COST stock a buy or sell?

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

Q: Is Costco stock a good investment?

A: The consensus rating for Costco is Hold and assigned short-term B2 & long-term B3 forecasted stock rating.

Q: What is the consensus rating of COST stock?

A: The consensus rating for COST is Hold.

Q: What is the prediction period for COST stock?

A: The prediction period for COST is (n+8 weeks)