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The Ryland Group (NYSE:RYL) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the eleven ratings firms that are covering the company, StockRatingsNetwork reports. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $45.80.

The Ryland Group (NYSE:RYL) traded up 2.06% on Wednesday, hitting $38.62. The stock had a trading volume of 204,995 shares. The Ryland Group has a 1-year low of $33.04 and a 1-year high of $46.67. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $38.34 and its 200-day moving average is $40.35. The company has a market cap of $1.812 billion and a P/E ratio of 5.66.

The Ryland Group (NYSE:RYL) last released its earnings data on Thursday, April 24th. The company reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $489.68 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $474.28 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.43 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 30.7% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that The Ryland Group will post $2.99 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have recently commented on RYL. Analysts at Barclays raised their price target on shares of The Ryland Group from $45.00 to $48.00 in a research note on Monday, June 30th. They now have an “equal weight” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of The Ryland Group from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 7th. They now have a $38.60 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Compass Point reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of The Ryland Group in a research note on Monday, April 28th. They now have a $50.00 price target on the stock.

The Ryland Group, Inc, is a homebuilders and a mortgage-finance company. In addition, Ryland Mortgage Company and its subsidiaries, and RMC Mortgage Corporation (NYSE:RYL) provide mortgage financing and related services.

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