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As the portfolio manager for the real-money Inflation-Protected Income Growth portfolio, Chuck Saletta is always on the lookout for companies with growing, well-covered dividends. In the brief video below, he discusses the amazing recent transformation that has turned high-growth, high-tech titans into stocks with higher-than-market yields.

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Company statistics mentioned in the video:

Company Current Yield Payout Ratio Debt-to-Equity Ratio
S&P Depositary Receipts (NYSEMKT: SPY  ) 2% N/A N/A
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) 2.5% 12% 0.0
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) 3.2% 45% 0.2
Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO  ) 3.3% 25% 0.3
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC  ) 4.3% 21% 0.3

Source: Data from Yahoo! Finance, as of April 9, 2013.

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Chuck Saletta

Chuck Saletta has been a regular Fool contributor since 2004. His investing style has been inspired by Benjamin Graham's Value Investing strategy. Chuck also can be found on the "Inside Value" discussion boards as a Home Fool.

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