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Among the walking dead that haunt the economy year-round are zombie stocks. These stocks barely rise or fall, showing very little movement over time. While not volatile in nature, these stocks have not returned anything promising over the years.

In celebration of Halloween, FindTheCompany used Zacks Investment Research data to find stocks that met the following living-dead criteria:

  • Stock market capitalization had to be small cap or larger.
  • Stock must be traded on NASDAQ, NYSE or AMEX exchange.
  • Price change in the last 52 weeks between -5% and +5%.
  • Price change in the last five years between -7.5% and +7.5%.
  • Five-year dividend yield averaging under 4%.

These 16 stocks have fluctuated over the last five years as most stocks do, but they belong on this list because returns have been relatively stagnant. Though these stocks might show some movement over time, the adage to buy and hold stocks long-term won't work for these picks.

Note: Five-year performance was measured from Nov. 1, 2010 to Oct. 1, 2015; 52-week performance was measured from Oct. 20, 2014 to Oct. 19, 2015. List is accurate as of Oct. 19, 2015.

#16. PACCAR Inc. - PCAR

Exchange: NASDAQ

Market Cap: 19.1 B

52-Week Price Change: -3.02%

5-Year Performance: 6.58%

#15. Marten Transport Ltd. - MRTN

Exchange: NASDAQ

Market Cap: 576.9 M

52-Week Price Change: 1.06%

5-Year Performance: 7.03%

#14. WEYCO Group Inc. - WEYS

Exchange: NASDAQ

Market Cap: 301.7 M

52-Week Price Change: 1.8%

5-Year Performance: 6.77%

#13. Fred's Inc. - FRED

Exchange: NASDAQ

Market Cap: 501.2 M

52-Week Price Change: -3.79%

5-Year Performance: 4.91%

#12. Regal Beloit Corp - RBC

Exchange: NYSE

Market Cap: 2.7 B

52-Week Price Change: -3.93%

5-Year Performance: 4.73%

#11. Acorda Therapeutics Inc. - ACOR

Exchange: NASDAQ

Market Cap: 1.3 B

52-Week Price Change: -3.82%

5-Year Performance: 4.65%

#10. Globalstar Inc. - GSAT

Exchange: AMEX

Market Cap: 1.6 B

52-Week Price Change: 2.92%

5-Year Performance: 4.14%

#9. Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. - HSII

Exchange: NASDAQ

Market Cap: 387.6 M

52-Week Price Change: 3.23%

5-Year Performance: 3.84%

#8. MAG Silver Corp - MVG

Exchange: AMEX

Market Cap: 543.6 M

52-Week Price Change: -2.48%

5-Year Performance: -3.68%

#7. Diebold Inc. - DBD

Exchange: NYSE

Market Cap: 2.2 B

52-Week Price Change: 1.71%

5-Year Performance: 3.6%

#6. Progress Software Corp - PRGS

Exchange: NASDAQ

Market Cap: 1.2 B

52-Week Price Change: -4.01%

5-Year Performance: -2.63%

#5. New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. - EDU

Exchange: NYSE

Market Cap: 3.4 B

52-Week Price Change: 0.23%

5-Year Performance: -3.56%

#4. VeriFone Systems Inc. - PAY

Exchange: NYSE

Market Cap: 3.4 B

52-Week Price Change: -0.53%

5-Year Performance: 2.54%

#3. Overstock.com Inc. - OSTK

Exchange: NASDAQ

Market Cap: 408.2 M

52-Week Price Change: 1.76%

5-Year Performance: -1.35%

#2. Lloyds Banking Group PLC - LYG

Exchange: NYSE

Market Cap: 81.9 B

52-Week Price Change: -3.16%

5-Year Performance: 0%

#1. AAR Corp - AIR

Exchange: NYSE

Market Cap: 787.6 M

52-Week Price Change: -2.01%

5-Year Performance: 0.27%

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