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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) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $46.48, above its previous 52-week high of $46.33 with 175,436 shares traded as of 9:40 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.3 million shares over the past 30 days. Ryland Group has a market cap of $2 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 23.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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 origination, title insurance, escrow, and insurance services. The company has a P/E ratio of 31.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.