PetIQ Inc. Class A Common Stock Research Report

## Summary

The search for models to predict the prices of financial markets is still a highly researched topic, despite major related challenges. The prices of financial assets are non-linear, dynamic, and chaotic; thus, they are financial time series that are difficult to predict. Among the latest techniques, machine learning models are some of the most researched, given their capabilities for recognizing complex patterns in various applications. We evaluate PetIQ Inc. Class A Common Stock prediction models with Active Learning (ML) and Factor1,2,3,4 and conclude that the PETQ 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 PETQ stock.

## Key Points

1. Understanding Buy, Sell, and Hold Ratings
2. Can stock prices be predicted?
3. Short/Long Term Stocks

## PETQ Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

We consider PetIQ Inc. Class A Common Stock Decision Process with Active Learning (ML) where A is the set of discrete actions of PETQ 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(Factor)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(Active Learning (ML)) X S(n):→ (n+8 weeks) $\begin{array}{l}\int {e}^{x}\mathrm{rx}\end{array}$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of PETQ stock

j:Nash equilibria (Neural Network)

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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

Sample Set: Neural Network
Stock/Index: PETQ PetIQ Inc. Class A Common Stock
Time series to forecast n: 02 Dec 2022 for (n+8 weeks)

According to price forecasts for (n+8 weeks) period: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold PETQ 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 PetIQ Inc. Class A Common Stock

1. The definition of a derivative in this Standard includes contracts that are settled gross by delivery of the underlying item (eg a forward contract to purchase a fixed rate debt instrument). An entity may have a contract to buy or sell a non-financial item that can be settled net in cash or another financial instrument or by exchanging financial instruments (eg a contract to buy or sell a commodity at a fixed price at a future date). Such a contract is within the scope of this Standard unless it was entered into and continues to be held for the purpose of delivery of a non-financial item in accordance with the entity's expected purchase, sale or usage requirements. However, this Standard applies to such contracts for an entity's expected purchase, sale or usage requirements if the entity makes a designation in accordance with paragraph 2.5 (see paragraphs 2.4–2.7).
2. Annual Improvements to IFRS Standards 2018–2020, issued in May 2020, added paragraphs 7.2.35 and B3.3.6A and amended paragraph B3.3.6. An entity shall apply that amendment for annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2022. Earlier application is permitted. If an entity applies the amendment for an earlier period, it shall disclose that fact.
3. Annual Improvements to IFRS Standards 2018–2020, issued in May 2020, added paragraphs 7.2.35 and B3.3.6A and amended paragraph B3.3.6. An entity shall apply that amendment for annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2022. Earlier application is permitted. If an entity applies the amendment for an earlier period, it shall disclose that fact.
4. However, in some cases, the time value of money element may be modified (ie imperfect). That would be the case, for example, if a financial asset's interest rate is periodically reset but the frequency of that reset does not match the tenor of the interest rate (for example, the interest rate resets every month to a one-year rate) or if a financial asset's interest rate is periodically reset to an average of particular short- and long-term interest rates. In such cases, an entity must assess the modification to determine whether the contractual cash flows represent solely payments of principal and interest on the principal amount outstanding. In some circumstances, the entity may be able to make that determination by performing a qualitative assessment of the time value of money element whereas, in other circumstances, it may be necessary to perform a quantitative assessment.

*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

PetIQ Inc. Class A Common Stock assigned short-term Ba1 & long-term B2 forecasted stock rating. We evaluate the prediction models Active Learning (ML) with Factor1,2,3,4 and conclude that the PETQ 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 PETQ stock.

### Financial State Forecast for PETQ PetIQ Inc. Class A Common Stock Options & Futures

Rating Short-Term Long-Term Senior
Outlook*Ba1B2
Operational Risk 8638
Market Risk7552
Technical Analysis8555
Fundamental Analysis5948
Risk Unsystematic4860

### Prediction Confidence Score

Trust metric by Neural Network: 72 out of 100 with 752 signals.

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Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: What is the prediction methodology for PETQ stock?
A: PETQ stock prediction methodology: We evaluate the prediction models Active Learning (ML) and Factor
Q: Is PETQ stock a buy or sell?
A: The dominant strategy among neural network is to Hold PETQ Stock.
Q: Is PetIQ Inc. Class A Common Stock stock a good investment?
A: The consensus rating for PetIQ Inc. Class A Common Stock is Hold and assigned short-term Ba1 & long-term B2 forecasted stock rating.
Q: What is the consensus rating of PETQ stock?
A: The consensus rating for PETQ is Hold.
Q: What is the prediction period for PETQ stock?
A: The prediction period for PETQ is (n+8 weeks)