Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Ryland Group (NYSE: RYL) is trading at unusually high volume Wednesday with 2.4 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.2 times its average daily volume and trading down $1.16 (-2.8%) at $40.15 as of 3:55 p.m. ET.
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Ryland Group has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 9.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. The Ryland Group, Inc. operates as a homebuilder and a mortgage-finance company in the United States. It engages in the design, construction, and sale of homes, as well as provides mortgage, title insurance, escrow, and insurance services. The company has a P/E ratio of 120.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Ryland Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. You can view the full Ryland Group Ratings Report. See all heavy volume stocks in our stocks moving on unusual volume list or get investment ideas from our investment research center. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE.