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Do you prefer stocks that pay reliable dividend income? For ideas on how to search for these names, we ran a screen you may find interesting.

We screened the S&P 500 for stocks paying dividend yields above 2% and sustainable payout ratios below 50%. We then screened these names to find those that have encouraging growth trends in revenue relative to accounts receivable.

Because accounts receivable represents the portion of revenue not yet received, there is no guarantee that the money will ever be received in full and therefore the lower the portion of revenue it represents, the better. We screened for companies with decreasing amounts of accounts receivable relative to revenue year-over-year. We also screened for receivables making up a smaller portion of current assets year-over-year.

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 point for your own analysis.

1. Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM): Procures, transports, stores, processes, and merchandises agricultural commodities and products in the United States and internationally. Dividend yield at 2.24%, payout ratio at 28.49%. Revenue grew by 11.35% during the most recent quarter ($23,306M vs. $20,930M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by -52.07% during the same time period ($5,093M vs. $10,625M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 37.47% to 18.71% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2011-12-31 to 3 months ending 2010-12-31).

2. Boeing Co. (BA): Engages in the design, development, manufacture, sale, and support of commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight, and launch systems and services worldwide. Dividend yield at 2.34%, payout ratio at 31.06%. Revenue grew by 18.16% during the most recent quarter ($19,555M vs. $16,550M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by 9.85% during the same time period ($6,269M vs. $5,707M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 14.07% to 12.59% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2011-12-31 to 3 months ending 2010-12-31).

3. Cardinal Health, Inc. (CAH): Operates as a healthcare solutions company that provides health care products and services. Dividend yield at 2.06%, payout ratio at 29.77%. Revenue grew by 6.72% during the most recent quarter ($27,078M vs. $25,371.8M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by 2.92% during the same time period ($5,995.4M vs. $5,825.3M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 35.79% to 33.72% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2011-12-31 to 3 months ending 2010-12-31).

4. The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG): Provides advertising and marketing services worldwide. Dividend yield at 2.20%, payout ratio at 25.19%. Revenue grew by 11.14% during the most recent quarter ($1,726.5M vs. $1,553.4M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by -3.97% during the same time period ($3,654.4M vs. $3,805.4M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 52.02% to 50.55% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2011-09-30 to 3 months ending 2010-09-30).

5. NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE): Engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electric energy in the United States and Canada. Dividend yield at 3.64%, payout ratio at 48.32%. Revenue grew by 13.21% during the most recent quarter ($3,864M vs. $3,413M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by -30.21% during the same time period ($1,802M vs. $2,582M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 49.11% to 36.99% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2011-12-31 to 3 months ending 2010-12-31).

6. NYSE Euronext, Inc. (NYX): Operates securities exchanges. Dividend yield at 4.10%, payout ratio at 48.77%. Revenue grew by 0.86% during the most recent quarter ($1,054M vs. $1,045M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by -12.17% during the same time period ($462M vs. $526M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 44.8% to 40.03% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2011-12-31 to 3 months ending 2010-12-31).

7. The J. M. Smucker Company (SJM): Engages in the manufacture and marketing of branded food products in the United States and internationally. Dividend yield at 2.68%, payout ratio at 45.73%. Revenue grew by 18.37% during the most recent quarter ($1,513.9M vs. $1,278.91M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by 11.14% during the same time period ($462.17M vs. $415.83M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 22.43% to 21.07% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2011-10-31 to 3 months ending 2010-10-31).

8. Sempra Energy (SRE): Engages in the development of energy infrastructure, operation of utilities, and provision of energy-related products and services worldwide. Dividend yield at 3.31%, payout ratio at 32.71%. Revenue grew by 21.74% during the most recent quarter ($2,576M vs. $2,116M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by 10.25% during the same time period ($1,398M vs. $1,268M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 50.82% to 47.58% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2011-09-30 to 3 months ending 2010-09-30).

9. Molson Coors Brewing Company (TAP): Distributes beer brands. Dividend yield at 2.84%, payout ratio at 31.45%. Revenue grew by 9.07% during the most recent quarter ($954.4M vs. $875M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by -6.97% during the same time period ($723.7M vs. $777.9M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 41.87% to 36.23% during the most recent quarter (comparing 13 weeks ending 2011-09-24 to 13 weeks ending 2010-09-25).

10. Tyco Electronics, Ltd. (TEL): Provides engineered electronic components, network solutions, specialty products, and subsea telecommunication systems. Dividend yield at 2.03%, payout ratio at 24.45%. Revenue grew by 3.41% during the most recent quarter ($3,309M vs. $3,200M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by -7.43% during the same time period ($2,241M vs. $2,421M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 35.67% to 34.07% during the most recent quarter (comparing 13 weeks ending 2011-12-30 to 13 weeks ending 2010-12-24).

11. Target Corp. (TGT): Operates general merchandise stores in the United States. Dividend yield at 2.31%, payout ratio at 25.21%. Revenue grew by 5.11% during the most recent quarter ($16,402M vs. $15,605M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by -4.06% during the same time period ($5,713M vs. $5,955M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 32.46% to 31.1% during the most recent quarter (comparing 13 weeks ending 2011-10-29 to 13 weeks ending 2010-10-30).

*Accounting data sourced from Google Finance, all other data sourced from Finviz.

Source: 11 S&P 500 Dividend Stocks With Encouraging Receivable Trends