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Do you consider a company's sales trends when choosing among stocks? For ideas on how to start your own sales analysis, we ran a screen.

We began by screening for low-volatility stocks, with average intra-day volatility over the last month under 2% (meaning, on average, these stocks have traded within a 2% range each day). We then screened for those with strong upward momentum, trading above their 20-day, 50-day, and 200-day moving averages.

We then screened for those stocks with strong 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 smaller the portion of revenue made up of receivables the healthier the company's revenue.

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

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Do you think these stocks offer less risk? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

List sorted by increase in revenue over the last month.

1. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL): Operates as an integrated communications company. Market cap at $24.91B, most recent closing price at $40.09. Average intra-day volatility over the last month at 1.43%. The stock is currently rallying 4.42% above its 20-day moving average, 6.29% above its 50-day MA, and 12.09% above its 200-day MA. Revenue grew by 171.82% during the most recent quarter ($4,610M vs. $1,696M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by 168.8% during the same time period ($1,879M vs. $699.04M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 61.28% to 38.49% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-03-31 to 3 months ending 2011-03-31).

2. AGL Resources Inc. (NYSE:GAS): Engages in natural gas distribution business in the United States. Market cap at $4.57B, most recent closing price at $38.93. Average intra-day volatility over the last month at 1.38%. The stock is currently rallying 1.93% above its 20-day moving average, 3.67% above its 50-day MA, and 0.30% above its 200-day MA. Revenue grew by 59.91% during the most recent quarter ($1,404M vs. $878M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by 3.62% during the same time period ($944M vs. $911M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 57.4% to 46.69% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-03-31 to 3 months ending 2011-03-31).

3. PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL): Generates and sells electricity; and delivers natural gas to approximately 5.3 million utility customers primarily in the northeastern and northwestern US. Market cap at $16.32B, most recent closing price at $28.14. Average intra-day volatility over the last month at 0.97%. The stock is currently rallying 2.28% above its 20-day moving average, 3.80% above its 50-day MA, and 3.01% above its 200-day MA. Revenue grew by 41.31% during the most recent quarter ($4,112M vs. $2,910M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by 0.62% during the same time period ($807M vs. $802M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 13.96% to 11.43% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-03-31 to 3 months ending 2011-03-31).

4. Sunoco, Inc. (NYSE:SUN): Refines and markets petroleum products, and manufactures chemicals in the United states. Market cap at $4.99B, most recent closing price at $47.71. Average intra-day volatility over the last month at 1.22%. The stock is currently rallying 0.71% above its 20-day moving average, 0.70% above its 50-day MA, and 18.64% above its 200-day MA. Revenue grew by 23.14% during the most recent quarter ($12,321M vs. $10,006M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by -6.55% during the same time period ($2,953M vs. $3,160M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 53.75% to 52.9% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-03-31 to 3 months ending 2011-03-31).

5. eResearchTechnology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ERT): Provides technological services and medical devices in North America and the United Kingdom. Market cap at $394.13M, most recent closing price at $7.98. Average intra-day volatility over the last month at 0.30%. The stock is currently rallying 0.23% above its 20-day moving average, 0.76% above its 50-day MA, and 29.52% above its 200-day MA. Revenue grew by 21.13% during the most recent quarter ($50.51M vs. $41.7M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by 1.26% during the same time period ($37.65M vs. $37.18M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 43.07% to 36.22% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-03-31 to 3 months ending 2011-03-31).

6. CE Franklin Ltd. (CFK): Distributes oilfield equipment products and services principally to the oil and gas industry in western Canada. Market cap at $224.89M, most recent closing price at $12.48. Average intra-day volatility over the last month at 0.90%. The stock is currently rallying 0.61% above its 20-day moving average, 12.53% above its 50-day MA, and 34.10% above its 200-day MA. Revenue grew by 16.38% during the most recent quarter ($160.25M vs. $137.7M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by 11.1% during the same time period ($103.89M vs. $93.51M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 46.93% to 46.45% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-03-31 to 3 months ending 2011-03-31).

7. H. J. Heinz Company (NYSE:HNZ): Manufactures and markets food products for consumers, and food service and institutional customers in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. Market cap at $17.51B, most recent closing price at $54.67. Average intra-day volatility over the last month at 1.06%. The stock is currently rallying 1.92% above its 20-day moving average, 2.95% above its 50-day MA, and 6.04% above its 200-day MA. Revenue grew by 5.57% during the most recent quarter ($3,049.59M vs. $2,888.79M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by -21.46% during the same time period ($993.51M vs. $1,265.03M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 33.7% to 25.59% during the most recent quarter (comparing 13 weeks ending 2012-04-29 to 13 weeks ending 2011-04-27).

8. Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB): Engages in the manufacture and marketing of health care products worldwide. Market cap at $33.07B, most recent closing price at $84.33. Average intra-day volatility over the last month at 0.97%. The stock is currently rallying 2.71% above its 20-day moving average, 5.82% above its 50-day MA, and 16.34% above its 200-day MA. Revenue grew by 4.22% during the most recent quarter ($5,241M vs. $5,029M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by -8.34% during the same time period ($2,672M vs. $2,915M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 46.27% to 42.3% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-03-31 to 3 months ending 2011-03-31).

9. Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (NASDAQ:IIJI): Provides Internet connectivity, outsourcing, and systems integration services to customers primarily in Japan. Market cap at $891.77M, most recent closing price at $11.0. Average intra-day volatility over the last month at 0.98%. The stock is currently rallying 13.88% above its 20-day moving average, 18.70% above its 50-day MA, and 25.77% above its 200-day MA. Revenue grew by 3.67% during the most recent quarter ($26,563.01M vs. $25,621.55M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by -4.13% during the same time period ($15,711.4M vs. $16,387.73M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 47.45% to 46.63% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-03-31 to 3 months ending 2011-03-31).

10. Edison International (NYSE:EIX): Engages in the supply of electric energy in central, coastal, and southern California. Market cap at $15.08B, most recent closing price at $46.27. Average intra-day volatility over the last month at 1.21%. The stock is currently rallying 1.32% above its 20-day moving average, 2.88% above its 50-day MA, and 11.69% above its 200-day MA. Revenue grew by 2.66% during the most recent quarter ($2,856M vs. $2,782M y/y). Accounts receivable grew by -3.71% during the same time period ($753M vs. $782M y/y). Receivables, as a percentage of current assets, decreased from 18.04% to 15.97% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-03-31 to 3 months ending 2011-03-31).

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

Source: 10 Rallying Low-Risk Stocks With Strong Receivable Trends