HORSHAM, Pa., Jan. 13, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE:TOL), (), the nation's leading builder of luxury homes, today announced that the Company had garnered several top rankings in Institutional Investor magazine's 2011 Annual Survey of the investment community. In voting by Buy-Side analysts and portfolio managers, Toll Brothers' chief executive officer Douglas C. Yearley, Jr. was ranked as the top CEO in the Homebuilders & Building Products sector. Toll Brothers also was ranked top for Investor Relations among home building companies in the Homebuilders & Building Products sector by the Buy-Side community. Frederick N. Cooper, Senior Vice President, Finance, International Development and Investor Relations, received a #1 ranking in the Investor Relations category within the Homebuilders & Building Products sector based on voting by Sell-Side analysts. Both Yearley and Cooper were named to the Institutional Investor All-America Executive Team.
To determine the members of the 2011 All-America Executive Team, Institutional Investor asked Buy-Side analysts, portfolio managers and Sell-Side analysts at security firms and financial institutions across the U.S to name the best chief executive officers, chief financial officers, investor relations professionals and companies with the best investor relations programs in their domains. The rankings reflect the opinions of nearly 1,300 analysts and investment professionals at more than 550 firms.
Toll Brothers, Inc. is the nation's leading builder of luxury homes. The Company began business in 1967 and became a public company in 1986. Its common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "TOL". The Company serves move-up, empty-nester, active-adult and second-home home buyers and operates in 19 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.
Toll Brothers builds luxury single-family detached and attached home communities, master planned luxury residential resort-style golf communities and urban low-, mid- and high-rise communities, principally on land it develops and improves. The Company operates its own architectural, engineering, mortgage, title, land development and land sale, golf course development and management, home security and landscape subsidiaries. The Company also operates its own lumber distribution, and house component assembly and manufacturing operations.
Toll Brothers, a FORTUNE 1000 Company, is honored to have won the three most coveted awards in the homebuilding industry: America's Best Builder from the National Association of Home Builders, the National Housing Quality Award, and Builder of the Year. Toll Brothers was recently honored to receive the #1 ranking in Fortune Magazine's 2010 World's Most Admired Companies Survey among home building companies. Toll Brothers proudly supports the communities in which it builds; among other philanthropic pursuits, the Company sponsors the Toll Brothers - Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network, bringing opera to neighborhoods throughout the world. For more information, visit tollbrothers.com.
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