Determining of stock investments with grey relational analysis

Hamzacebi C., PEKKAYA M.

EXPERT SYSTEMS WITH APPLICATIONS, vol.38, no.8, pp.9186-9195, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.eswa.2011.01.070
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.9186-9195
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Selecting stock is important problem for investors. Investors can use related financial ratios in stock selection. These kind of worthy financial ratios can be obtained from financial statements. The investors can use these ratios as criteria while they are selecting the stocks. Since dealing with more than one financial ratio, the investing issue becomes multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) problem for the investors. There are various techniques for solving MCDM problems in literature. In this study grey relational analysis (GRA) is used for ordering some financial firms' stocks which are in Financial Sector Index of Istanbul Stock Exchange (ISE). Besides, because of the importance of criteria weights in decision making, three different approaches - heuristic, Analytic Hierarchy Process, learning via sample - were experimented to find best values of criteria weights in GRA process. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.