Yapı Kredi Economic Review, vol.13, no.1, pp.55-64, 2002 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)
The purpose of this research is to assess to what extent published financial data by Turkish firms are useful in common stock valuation. The aim of the disclosing of the financial data is to help the investors to make a decision. This study takes into consideration especially the common stock investors. The study has identified the key financial characteristics or properties of manufacturing firms by a multivariate statistical technique (Principal Components Analysis). Multiple regression analysis was used to identify relation of stock returns to these characteristics. Results of the study showed that the financial data published by the Turkish industrial firms were useful in the context of the return-fundamental analysis of stock valuation.