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Ryland Group Inc. (RYL)

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  • Jul. 16, 2013, 7:54 AM
    With house prices rising, profits healthy and financing available, large publicly traded house-builders such as Lennar (LEN), NVR (NVR) and Toll Brothers (TOL) have been buying up their smaller privately held rivals, which have had trouble getting funding for new developments. Ryland Group (RYL) is onto its third acquisition in a year. To stay independent, some private companies have listed, with three IPOs in the sector taking place since January.
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Company Description
Ryland Group Inc is a homebuilder and a mortgage-finance company, which consists of five operating segments namelyNorth, Southeast, Texas and West (four geographically determined homebuilding regions); and financial services.