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Do you like to rely on stocks' dividend income? For a closer look at dividend names with worrisome sales trends, we ran a screen.

We began by screening the large-cap sector for stocks paying dividend yields above 2% and sustainable payout ratios below 50%.

We then screened for those stocks with weak sales trends, comparing growth in revenue to growth in accounts receivable. Since accounts receivable is the portion of revenue not yet received, and there is no guarantee the money will ever be received, the larger the portion of revenue made up of receivables the less healthy the company's revenue.

We screened for stocks seeing slower growth in revenue than accounts receivable year-over-year, as well as accounts receivable comprising a larger portion of current assets over the same time period.

For an interactive version of this chart, click on the image below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research.

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Do you think these companies (and their dividends) are in hot water? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

List sorted by change in revenue over the last year.

1. Vale S.A. (NYSE:VALE): Engages in the exploration, production, and sale of basic metals in Brazil. Market cap at $95.83B, most recent closing price at $18.79. Dividend yield at 2.92%, payout ratio at 44.93%. Revenue grew by -16.34% during the most recent quarter ($11,054M vs. $13,213M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by 4.18% during the same time period ($9,794M vs. $9,401M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, increased from 33.72% to 43.09% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-03-31 to 3 months ending 2011-03-31).

2. Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp. (NYSE:NTT): Provides telecommunications services to residential and business customers in Japan. Market cap at $55.26B, most recent closing price at $20.88. Dividend yield at 2.83%, payout ratio at 37.26%. Revenue grew by -1.4% during the most recent quarter ($2,723,703M vs. $2,762,310M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by 24.22% during the same time period ($2,516,907M vs. $2,026,104M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, increased from 42.47% to 53.42% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-03-31 to 3 months ending 2011-03-31).

3. Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL): Operates as a cruise and vacation company. Market cap at $26.87B, most recent closing price at $34.56. Dividend yield at 2.83%, payout ratio at 48.27%. Revenue grew by 4.77% during the most recent quarter ($3,582M vs. $3,419M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by 269.16% during the same time period ($1,137M vs. $308M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, increased from 22.56% to 52.32% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-02-29 to 3 months ending 2011-02-28).

4. Carnival plc (NYSE:CUK): Provides cruise vacation services. Market cap at $26.71B, most recent closing price at $34.35. Dividend yield at 2.80%, payout ratio at 11.27%. Revenue grew by 4.77% during the most recent quarter ($3,582M vs. $3,419M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by 269.16% during the same time period ($1,137M vs. $308M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, increased from 22.56% to 52.32% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-02-29 to 3 months ending 2011-02-28).

5. The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (MHP): Provides various information services for financial, educational, and business information markets worldwide. Market cap at $11.89B, most recent closing price at $42.50. Dividend yield at 2.34%, payout ratio at 34.53%. Revenue grew by 5.55% during the most recent quarter ($1,331M vs. $1,261M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by 15.35% during the same time period ($932M vs. $808M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, increased from 26.92% to 36.15% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-03-31 to 3 months ending 2011-03-31).

6. Hershey Co. (NYSE:HSY): Engages in manufacturing, marketing, selling, and distributing various chocolate and confectionery products, pantry items, and gum and mint refreshment products worldwide. Market cap at $15.41B, most recent closing price at $68.92. Dividend yield at 2.15%, payout ratio at 46.53%. Revenue grew by 10.73% during the most recent quarter ($1,732.06M vs. $1,564.22M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by 15.9% during the same time period ($502.45M vs. $433.52M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, increased from 22.18% to 24.97% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-04-01 to 3 months ending 2011-04-03).

7. Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC): Engages in refining, transporting, and marketing petroleum products primarily in the United States and internationally. Market cap at $13.42B, most recent closing price at $39.40. Dividend yield at 2.34%, payout ratio at 10.06%. Revenue grew by 13.45% during the most recent quarter ($20,275M vs. $17,871M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by 23.39% during the same time period ($5,867M vs. $4,755M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, increased from 44.94% to 50.66% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-03-31 to 3 months ending 2011-03-31).

8. Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS): Develops, and operates various integrated resort properties primarily in the United States, Macau, and Singapore. Market cap at $37.59B, most recent closing price at $45.69. Dividend yield at 2.17%, payout ratio at 13.35%. Revenue grew by 30.82% during the most recent quarter ($2,762.74M vs. $2,111.92M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by 90.55% during the same time period ($1,530.34M vs. $803.1M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, increased from 19.1% to 26.74% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-03-31 to 3 months ending 2011-03-31).

9. Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO): Operates as an independent petroleum refining and marketing company. Market cap at $12.1B, most recent closing price at $21.89. Dividend yield at 2.55%, payout ratio at 14.29%. Revenue grew by 60.42% during the most recent quarter ($33,713M vs. $21,015M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by 73.13% during the same time period ($7,514M vs. $4,340M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, increased from 36.54% to 47.35% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2011-09-30 to 3 months ending 2010-09-30).

10. Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX): Designs, manufactures, markets, and sells hard disk drives for the enterprise, client compute, and client non-compute market applications in the United States and internationally. Market cap at $9.97B, most recent closing price at $23.44. Dividend yield at 4.11%, payout ratio at 17.48%. Revenue grew by 65.12% during the most recent quarter ($4,450M vs. $2,695M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by 73.8% during the same time period ($3,125M vs. $1,798M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, increased from 32.67% to 49.07% during the most recent quarter (comparing 13 weeks ending 2012-03-30 to 13 weeks ending 2011-04-01).

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

Source: 10 Large-Cap Dividend Stocks With Negative Sales Trends