Outlook: AutoZone Inc. Common Stock assigned short-term B2 & long-term B2 forecasted stock rating.
Dominant Strategy : Hold
Time series to forecast n: 13 Dec 2022 for (n+1 year)
Methodology : Statistical Inference (ML)

## Abstract

Stock market prediction is the act of trying to determine the future value of a company stock or other financial instrument traded on a financial exchange. The successful prediction of a stock's future price will maximize investor's gains. This paper proposes a machine learning model to predict stock market price.(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 AutoZone Inc. Common Stock prediction models with Statistical Inference (ML) and Multiple Regression1,2,3,4 and conclude that the AZO stock is predictable in the short/long term. According to price forecasts for (n+1 year) period, the dominant strategy among neural network is: Hold

## Key Points

1. Why do we need predictive models?
2. What is the use of Markov decision process?
3. What is statistical models in machine learning?

## AZO Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

We consider AutoZone Inc. Common Stock Decision Process with Statistical Inference (ML) where A is the set of discrete actions of AZO 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(Multiple Regression)5,6,7= $\begin{array}{cccc}{p}_{a1}& {p}_{a2}& \dots & {p}_{1n}\\ & ⋮\\ {p}_{j1}& {p}_{j2}& \dots & {p}_{jn}\\ & ⋮\\ {p}_{k1}& {p}_{k2}& \dots & {p}_{kn}\\ & ⋮\\ {p}_{n1}& {p}_{n2}& \dots & {p}_{nn}\end{array}$ X R(Statistical 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 AZO stock

j:Nash equilibria (Neural Network)

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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

Sample Set: Neural Network
Stock/Index: AZO AutoZone Inc. Common Stock
Time series to forecast n: 13 Dec 2022 for (n+1 year)

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

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 AutoZone Inc. Common Stock

1. Paragraph 6.3.4 permits an entity to designate as hedged items aggregated exposures that are a combination of an exposure and a derivative. When designating such a hedged item, an entity assesses whether the aggregated exposure combines an exposure with a derivative so that it creates a different aggregated exposure that is managed as one exposure for a particular risk (or risks). In that case, the entity may designate the hedged item on the basis of the aggregated exposure
2. At the date of initial application, an entity shall assess whether a financial asset meets the condition in paragraphs 4.1.2(a) or 4.1.2A(a) on the basis of the facts and circumstances that exist at that date. The resulting classification shall be applied retrospectively irrespective of the entity's business model in prior reporting periods.
3. To make that determination, an entity must assess whether it expects that the effects of changes in the liability's credit risk will be offset in profit or loss by a change in the fair value of another financial instrument measured at fair value through profit or loss. Such an expectation must be based on an economic relationship between the characteristics of the liability and the characteristics of the other financial instrument.
4. For floating-rate financial assets and floating-rate financial liabilities, periodic re-estimation of cash flows to reflect the movements in the market rates of interest alters the effective interest rate. If a floating-rate financial asset or a floating-rate financial liability is recognised initially at an amount equal to the principal receivable or payable on maturity, re-estimating the future interest payments normally has no significant effect on the carrying amount of the asset or the liability.

*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

AutoZone Inc. Common Stock assigned short-term B2 & long-term B2 forecasted stock rating. We evaluate the prediction models Statistical Inference (ML) with Multiple Regression1,2,3,4 and conclude that the AZO stock is predictable in the short/long term. According to price forecasts for (n+1 year) period, the dominant strategy among neural network is: Hold

### Financial State Forecast for AZO AutoZone Inc. Common Stock Options & Futures

Rating Short-Term Long-Term Senior
Outlook*B2B2
Operational Risk 7063
Market Risk4477
Technical Analysis4130
Fundamental Analysis7860
Risk Unsystematic5638

### Prediction Confidence Score

Trust metric by Neural Network: 93 out of 100 with 519 signals.

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Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: What is the prediction methodology for AZO stock?
A: AZO stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Statistical Inference (ML) and Multiple Regression
Q: Is AZO stock a buy or sell?
A: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold AZO Stock.
Q: Is AutoZone Inc. Common Stock stock a good investment?
A: The consensus rating for AutoZone Inc. Common Stock is Hold and assigned short-term B2 & long-term B2 forecasted stock rating.
Q: What is the consensus rating of AZO stock?
A: The consensus rating for AZO is Hold.
Q: What is the prediction period for AZO stock?
A: The prediction period for AZO is (n+1 year)