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

We began by screening the large-cap sector for stocks that have outperformed the market over the last quarter, with quarterly return above 10%.

We then screened for stocks with weak sales trends by comparing growth in revenue to growth in inventory over the last year. We screened for stocks with negative sales trends, with slower growth in revenue than inventory over the last year. Since inventory represents the portion of goods not yet sold, slower growth in revenue than inventory is considered a discouraging sign.

To screen for weakening liquidity, we also only focused on those companies with inventory increasing as a percent of current assets.

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Do you think these companies 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. SanDisk Corp. (SNDK): Designs, develops, manufactures, and markets NAND-based flash data storage card products that are used in various consumer electronics products. Market cap at $10.03B, most recent closing price at $41.17. Performance over the last quarter at 11.27%. Revenue fell by 24.93% during the most recent quarter ($1,032.26M vs. $1,374.99M y/y). Inventory grew by 55.76% during the same time period ($862.52M vs. $553.75M y/y). Inventory, as a percentage of current assets, increased from 14.17% to 20.85% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-07-01 to 3 months ending 2011-07-03).

2. ASML Holding NV (ASML): Engages in designing, manufacturing, marketing, and servicing semiconductor processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. Market cap at $24.68B, most recent closing price at $58.79. Performance over the last quarter at 15.30%. Revenue fell by 19.73% during the most recent quarter ($1,227.7M vs. $1,529.4M y/y). Inventory grew by 6.88% during the same time period ($1,721.2M vs. $1,610.4M y/y). Inventory, as a percentage of current assets, increased from 28.3% to 30.96% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-07-01 to 3 months ending 2011-06-26).

3. Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PEG): Operates in the energy industry primarily in the northeastern and mid Atlantic United States. Market cap at $17.2B, most recent closing price at $34.0. Performance over the last quarter at 10.39%. Revenue fell by 14.28% during the most recent quarter ($2,875M vs. $3,354M y/y). Inventory grew by 16.87% during the same time period ($866M vs. $741M y/y). Inventory, as a percentage of current assets, increased from 16.59% to 21.86% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-03-31 to 3 months ending 2011-03-31).

4. Entergy Corporation (ETR): Operates as an integrated energy company in the United States. Market cap at $12.95B, most recent closing price at $73.06. Performance over the last quarter at 12.89%. Revenue fell by 6.2% during the most recent quarter ($2,383.66M vs. $2,541.21M y/y). Inventory grew by 2.98% during the same time period ($1,118.98M vs. $1,086.63M y/y). Inventory, as a percentage of current assets, increased from 28.77% to 32.19% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-03-31 to 3 months ending 2011-03-31).

5. Brown-Forman Corporation (BF.B): Market cap at $13.46B, most recent closing price at $94.70. Performance over the last quarter at 10.13%. Revenue grew by 1.3% during the most recent quarter ($801.3M vs. $791M y/y). Inventory grew by 10.05% during the same time period ($712M vs. $647M y/y). Inventory, as a percentage of current assets, increased from 32.74% to 40.71% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-04-30 to 3 months ending 2011-04-30).

6. News Corp. (NWSA): Operates as a diversified media company worldwide. Market cap at $56.35B, most recent closing price at $23.27. Performance over the last quarter at 18.66%. Revenue grew by 1.77% during the most recent quarter ($8,402M vs. $8,256M y/y). Inventory grew by 21.46% during the same time period ($2,864M vs. $2,358M y/y). Inventory, as a percentage of current assets, increased from 11.09% to 13.73% during the most recent quarter (comparing 3 months ending 2012-03-31 to 3 months ending 2011-03-31).

7. Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC): Engages in refining, transporting, and marketing petroleum products primarily in the United States and internationally. Market cap at $16.17B, most recent closing price at $47.47. Performance over the last quarter at 14.86%. Revenue grew by 13.45% during the most recent quarter ($20,275M vs. $17,871M y/y). Inventory grew by 22.56% during the same time period ($3,352M vs. $2,735M y/y). Inventory, as a percentage of current assets, increased from 25.85% to 28.95% 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: 7 Outperforming Large-Caps With Negative Inventory Trends