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The Ryland Group (NYSE:RYL) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the twelve analysts that are covering the stock, AR Network reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $43.70.

A number of research firms have recently commented on RYL. Analysts at Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of The Ryland Group in a research note on Monday, August 18th. They now have a $38.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $43.00. Separately, analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of The Ryland Group from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 5th. They now have a $31.30 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of The Ryland Group in a research note on Tuesday, August 5th. They now have a $43.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $50.50.

The Ryland Group (NYSE:RYL) opened at 37.10 on Tuesday. The Ryland Group has a one year low of $31.22 and a one year high of $46.67. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $35.92 and its 200-day moving average is $38.75. The company has a market cap of $1.741 billion and a P/E ratio of 11.56.

The Ryland Group (NYSE:RYL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 31st. The company reported $0.57 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.11. The company had revenue of $577.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $618.51 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.80 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 17.1% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that The Ryland Group will post $2.74 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Thursday, October 30th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, October 15th will be given a dividend of $0.03 per share. This represents a $0.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.32%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, October 10th.

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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