## Abstract

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**Outlook:**Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc. Common Stock assigned short-term B2 & long-term Ba2 forecasted stock rating.

**Signal:**Hold

**Time series to forecast n: 06 Dec 2022**for (n+1 year)

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This paper examines the theory and practice of regression techniques for prediction of stock price trend by using a transformed data set in ordinal data format. The original pretransformed data source contains data of heterogeneous data types used for handling of currency values and financial ratios. The data formats in currency values and financial ratios provide a process for computation of stock prices. The transformed data set contains only a standardized ordinal data type which provides a process to measure rankings of stock price trends.(Strader, T.J., Rozycki, J.J., Root, T.H. and Huang, Y.H.J., 2020. Machine learning stock market prediction studies: Review and research directions. Journal of International Technology and Information Management, 28(4), pp.63-83.)** We evaluate Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc. Common Stock prediction models with Statistical Inference (ML) and Logistic Regression ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the MACK stock is predictable in the short/long term. **

**According to price forecasts for (n+1 year) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold MACK stock.**

## Key Points

- Can statistics predict the future?
- Understanding Buy, Sell, and Hold Ratings
- Market Signals

## MACK Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

We consider Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc. Common Stock Decision Process with Statistical Inference (ML) where A is the set of discrete actions of MACK 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(Logistic 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):→ (n+1 year) $R=\left(\begin{array}{ccc}1& 0& 0\\ 0& 1& 0\\ 0& 0& 1\end{array}\right)$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of MACK stock

j:Nash equilibria (Neural Network)

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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

**Sample Set:**Neural Network

**Stock/Index:**MACK Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc. Common Stock

**Time series to forecast n: 06 Dec 2022**for (n+1 year)

**According to price forecasts for (n+1 year) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold MACK 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%**

## Adjusted IFRS* Prediction Methods for Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc. Common Stock

- Paragraph 5.5.4 requires that lifetime expected credit losses are recognised on all financial instruments for which there has been significant increases in credit risk since initial recognition. In order to meet this objective, if an entity is not able to group financial instruments for which the credit risk is considered to have increased significantly since initial recognition based on shared credit risk characteristics, the entity should recognise lifetime expected credit losses on a portion of the financial assets for which credit risk is deemed to have increased significantly. The aggregation of financial instruments to assess whether there are changes in credit risk on a collective basis may change over time as new information becomes available on groups of, or individual, financial instruments.
- In almost every lending transaction the creditor's instrument is ranked relative to the instruments of the debtor's other creditors. An instrument that is subordinated to other instruments may have contractual cash flows that are payments of principal and interest on the principal amount outstanding if the debtor's non-payment is a breach of contract and the holder has a contractual right to unpaid amounts of principal and interest on the principal amount outstanding even in the event of the debtor's bankruptcy. For example, a trade receivable that ranks its creditor as a general creditor would qualify as having payments of principal and interest on the principal amount outstanding. This is the case even if the debtor issued loans that are collateralised, which in the event of bankruptcy would give that loan holder priority over the claims of the general creditor in respect of the collateral but does not affect the contractual right of the general creditor to unpaid principal and other amounts due.
- In applying the effective interest method, an entity identifies fees that are an integral part of the effective interest rate of a financial instrument. The description of fees for financial services may not be indicative of the nature and substance of the services provided. Fees that are an integral part of the effective interest rate of a financial instrument are treated as an adjustment to the effective interest rate, unless the financial instrument is measured at fair value, with the change in fair value being recognised in profit or loss. In those cases, the fees are recognised as revenue or expense when the instrument is initially recognised.
- Adjusting the hedge ratio allows an entity to respond to changes in the relationship between the hedging instrument and the hedged item that arise from their underlyings or risk variables. For example, a hedging relationship in which the hedging instrument and the hedged item have different but related underlyings changes in response to a change in the relationship between those two underlyings (for example, different but related reference indices, rates or prices). Hence, rebalancing allows the continuation of a hedging relationship in situations in which the relationship between the hedging instrument and the hedged item chang

*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

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc. Common Stock assigned short-term B2 & long-term Ba2 forecasted stock rating.** We evaluate the prediction models Statistical Inference (ML) with Logistic Regression ^{1,2,3,4} and conclude that the MACK stock is predictable in the short/long term.**

**According to price forecasts for (n+1 year) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold MACK stock.**

### Financial State Forecast for MACK Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc. Common Stock Options & Futures

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

Outlook* | B2 | Ba2 |

Operational Risk | 43 | 81 |

Market Risk | 58 | 60 |

Technical Analysis | 59 | 37 |

Fundamental Analysis | 59 | 74 |

Risk Unsystematic | 42 | 81 |

### Prediction Confidence Score

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## Frequently Asked Questions

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

Q: Is MACK stock a buy or sell?

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

Q: Is Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc. Common Stock stock a good investment?

A: The consensus rating for Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc. Common Stock is Hold and assigned short-term B2 & long-term Ba2 forecasted stock rating.

Q: What is the consensus rating of MACK stock?

A: The consensus rating for MACK is Hold.

Q: What is the prediction period for MACK stock?

A: The prediction period for MACK is (n+1 year)

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