2. As of noon trading, Ryland Group ( RYL) is up $0.71 (1.7%) to $41.87 on average volume. Thus far, 811,756 shares of Ryland Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.85-$42.48 after having opened the day at $41.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.16.

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. Ryland Group has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 5.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Ryland Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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. Get the full Ryland Group Ratings Report now.

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