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One of the most important considerations in choosing a source of dividend income is whether a company can continue to support their dividend with healthy cash flows. If cash-flow trends aren’t encouraging, the company may have trouble maintaining their dividend yield.

With this idea in mind, we screened dividend stocks paying at least 2% dividend yields for those exhibiting positive cash-flow trends. Using the ratio of free operating cash flow/revenue, we screened for companies with a trailing-twelve-month ratio at least 25% larger than their five-year average.

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for the top six stocks mentioned below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research.

We also created a price-weighted index of the stocks mentioned below, and monitored the performance of the list relative to the S&P 500 index over the last month. To access a complete analysis of this list's recent performance, click here.

Do you think these stocks pay reliable dividends? Use this list as a starting-off point for your own analysis.

List sorted by dividend yield.

1. F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE:FNB): Regional Banks Industry. Market cap of $1.33B. Dividend yield at 4.55%. TTM free operating cash flow/revenue at 0.53 vs. 5-year average at 0.32. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 12.26% (equivalent to 11.26 days of average volume). The stock has gained 36.56% over the last year.

2. Tower Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:TOBC): Regional Banks Industry. Market cap of $329.13M. Dividend yield at 4.09%. TTM free operating cash flow/revenue at 1.79 vs. 5-year average at 0.23. Exhibiting strong upside momentum--currently trading 16.56% above its SMA20, 27.31% above its SMA50, and 28.1% above its SMA200. The stock has had a good month, gaining 44.47%.

3. BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE:BXS): Regional Banks Industry. Market cap of $1.02B. Dividend yield at 3.61%. TTM free operating cash flow/revenue at 0.23 vs. 5-year average at 0.09. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 8.6% (equivalent to 6.56 days of average volume). The stock has lost 29.09% over the last year.

4. Aircastle LTD (NYSE:AYR): Rental & Leasing Services Industry. Market cap of $953.10M. Dividend yield at 3.21%. TTM free operating cash flow/revenue at 0.84 vs. 5-year average at 0.40. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.26). The stock has gained 61.87% over the last year.

5. Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ:INTX): Consumer Services Industry. Market cap of $327.64M. Dividend yield at 3.01%. TTM free operating cash flow/revenue at 0.09 vs. 5-year average at 0.02. Exhibiting strong upside momentum--currently trading 23.32% above its SMA20, 32.28% above its SMA50, and 80.95% above its SMA200. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 12.3% over the last week.

6. Republic Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:RBCAA): Regional Banks Industry. Market cap of $437.65M. Dividend yield at 2.74%. TTM free operating cash flow/revenue at 0.50 vs. 5-year average at 0.23. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 5.44% (equivalent to 11.6 days of average volume). The stock has lost 8.29% over the last year.

7. BB & T Corp. (NYSE:BBT): Regional Banks Industry. Market cap of $18.64B. Dividend yield at 2.40%. TTM free operating cash flow/revenue at 0.40 vs. 5-year average at 0.11. The stock has gained 0.22% over the last year.

8. Union First Market Bankshares Corporation (NASDAQ:UBSH): Regional Banks Industry. Market cap of $322.51M. Dividend yield at 2.27%. TTM free operating cash flow/revenue at 0.31 vs. 5-year average at 0.04. The stock has gained 3.08% over the last year.

9. Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:MRH): Property & Casualty Insurance Industry. Market cap of $1.12B. Dividend yield at 2.24%. TTM free operating cash flow/revenue at 0.41 vs. 5-year average at 0.004. The stock has gained 20.97% over the last year.

10. First Commonwealth Financial Corp. (NYSE:FCF): Regional Banks Industry. Market cap of $607.43M. Dividend yield at 2.08%. TTM free operating cash flow/revenue at 0.36 vs. 5-year average at 0.12. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 6.49% (equivalent to 14 days of average volume). The stock has gained 9.66% over the last year.

*Operating cash flow/revenue data and dividend yield sourced from Screener.co, all other data sourced from Finviz.

Source: 10 Dividend Stocks With Fast Growth in Cash Flows