## Abstract

**We evaluate Ross Stores prediction models with Deductive Inference (ML) and Sign Test ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the ROST stock is predictable in the short/long term. **

**According to price forecasts for (n+6 month) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold ROST stock.**

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

*Keywords:*## Key Points

- How useful are statistical predictions?
- What is neural prediction?
- Operational Risk

## ROST Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

We consider Ross Stores Stock Decision Process with Sign Test where A is the set of discrete actions of ROST 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(Sign 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+6 month) $\overrightarrow{S}=\left({s}_{1},{s}_{2},{s}_{3}\right)$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of ROST stock

j:Nash equilibria

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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## ROST Stock Forecast (Buy or Sell) for (n+6 month)

**Sample Set:**Neural Network

**Stock/Index:**ROST Ross Stores

**Time series to forecast n: 05 Sep 2022**for (n+6 month)

**According to price forecasts for (n+6 month) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold ROST 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

Ross Stores assigned short-term Ba3 & long-term B1 forecasted stock rating.** We evaluate the prediction models Deductive Inference (ML) with Sign Test ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the ROST stock is predictable in the short/long term.**

**According to price forecasts for (n+6 month) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold ROST stock.**

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

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

Outlook* | Ba3 | B1 |

Operational Risk | 37 | 39 |

Market Risk | 74 | 33 |

Technical Analysis | 80 | 47 |

Fundamental Analysis | 65 | 77 |

Risk Unsystematic | 65 | 82 |

### Prediction Confidence Score

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## Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the prediction methodology for ROST stock?A: ROST stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Deductive Inference (ML) and Sign Test

Q: Is ROST stock a buy or sell?

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

Q: Is Ross Stores stock a good investment?

A: The consensus rating for Ross Stores is Hold and assigned short-term Ba3 & long-term B1 forecasted stock rating.

Q: What is the consensus rating of ROST stock?

A: The consensus rating for ROST is Hold.

Q: What is the prediction period for ROST stock?

A: The prediction period for ROST is (n+6 month)