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Many of the retailer stocks have taken a beating during the last few months. As anticipated, many of the same store sales during the year-end shopping season were either flat or down. Maybe there is a buying opportunity here.

The following is a list of ten major retail stocks:

  • American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE:AEO) has a P/E ratio of 11, a PEG ratio of 0.78, and a yield of 2.1%.

  • AnnTaylor Stores Corp. (NYSE:ANN) has a P/E ratio of 10, and a PEG ratio of 0.71.

  • Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE:FDO) has a P/E ratio of 10.8, a PEG ratio of 1.05, and a yield of 2.5%.

  • Fred's Inc. (NASDAQ:FRED) has a P/E ratio of 13, a PEG ratio of 0.97, and a yield of 1%.

  • J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP) has a P/E ratio of 8, a PEG ratio of 0.66, and a yield of 2.1%.

  • Kohl's Corp. (NYSE:KSS) has a P/E ratio of 11, and a PEG ratio of 0.71.

  • Limited Brands Inc. (LTD) has a P/E ratio of 8, a PEG ratio of 0.93, and a yield of 3.8%.

  • Saks Inc. (NYSE:SKS) has a P/E ratio of 80, and a PEG ratio of 3.2.

  • Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has a P/E ratio of 15.5, a PEG ratio of 1.28, and a yield of 1.9%.

  • Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD) has a P/E ratio of 11, and a PEG ratio of 2.22.

  • Disclosure: The author has a long option position in SHLD.

    Source: Retail Stocks: 10 Contrarian Plays