**Outlook:**Costco Wholesale Corporation Common Stock is assigned short-term Ba1 & long-term Ba1 estimated rating.

**Dominant Strategy :**Hold

**Time series to forecast n: 22 May 2023**for (n+1 year)

**Methodology :**Statistical Inference (ML)

## Abstract

Costco Wholesale Corporation Common Stock prediction model is evaluated with Statistical Inference (ML) and Multiple Regression^{1,2,3,4}and it is concluded that the COST 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

- Market Signals
- Which neural network is best for prediction?
- Market Risk

## COST Target Price Prediction Modeling Methodology

We consider Costco Wholesale Corporation Common Stock Decision Process with Statistical Inference (ML) 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(Multiple 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) $\sum _{i=1}^{n}\left({a}_{i}\right)$

n:Time series to forecast

p:Price signals of COST stock

j:Nash equilibria (Neural Network)

k:Dominated move

a:Best response for target price

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

**Sample Set:**Neural Network

**Stock/Index:**COST Costco Wholesale Corporation Common Stock

**Time series to forecast n: 22 May 2023**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%**

## IFRS Reconciliation Adjustments for Costco Wholesale Corporation Common Stock

- If an entity previously accounted for a derivative liability that is linked to, and must be settled by, delivery of an equity instrument that does not have a quoted price in an active market for an identical instrument (ie a Level 1 input) at cost in accordance with IAS 39, it shall measure that derivative liability at fair value at the date of initial application. Any difference between the previous carrying amount and the fair value shall be recognised in the opening retained earnings of the reporting period that includes the date of initial application.
- The risk of a default occurring on financial instruments that have comparable credit risk is higher the longer the expected life of the instrument; for example, the risk of a default occurring on an AAA-rated bond with an expected life of 10 years is higher than that on an AAA-rated bond with an expected life of five years.
- An entity that first applies these amendments at the same time it first applies this Standard shall apply paragraphs 7.2.1–7.2.28 instead of paragraphs 7.2.31–7.2.34.
- In some circumstances, the renegotiation or modification of the contractual cash flows of a financial asset can lead to the derecognition of the existing financial asset in accordance with this Standard. When the modification of a financial asset results in the derecognition of the existing financial asset and the subsequent recognition of the modified financial asset, the modified asset is considered a 'new' financial asset for the purposes of this Standard.

*International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) adjustment process involves reviewing the company's financial statements and identifying any differences between the company's current accounting practices and the requirements of the IFRS. If there are any such differences, neural network makes adjustments to financial statements to bring them into compliance with the IFRS.

## Conclusions

Costco Wholesale Corporation Common Stock is assigned short-term Ba1 & long-term Ba1 estimated rating. Costco Wholesale Corporation Common Stock prediction model is evaluated with Statistical Inference (ML) and Multiple Regression^{1,2,3,4} and it is concluded that the COST 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**

### COST Costco Wholesale Corporation Common Stock Financial Analysis*

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

Outlook* | Ba1 | Ba1 |

Income Statement | Baa2 | B2 |

Balance Sheet | Ba3 | Baa2 |

Leverage Ratios | B3 | C |

Cash Flow | Caa2 | C |

Rates of Return and Profitability | Baa2 | Baa2 |

*Financial analysis is the process of evaluating a company's financial performance and position by neural network. It involves reviewing the company's financial statements, including the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement, as well as other financial reports and documents.

How does neural network examine financial reports and understand financial state of the company?

### 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 Statistical Inference (ML) and Multiple Regression

Q: Is COST stock a buy or sell?

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

Q: Is Costco Wholesale Corporation Common Stock stock a good investment?

A: The consensus rating for Costco Wholesale Corporation Common Stock is Hold and is assigned short-term Ba1 & long-term Ba1 estimated 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+1 year)