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Is It Time to Buy Cisco Systems?

By Chuck Saletta - Apr 2, 2013 at 4:15PM

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With a rising and well-covered dividend, decent valuation, and strong balance sheet, what's not to love?

Cisco Systems (CSCO 0.53%) just hiked its dividend a whopping 21%, for its second hike within a year. When combined with a solid balance sheet and decent valuation, it looks like a reasonable candidate to buy. In the brief video below, portfolio manager Chuck Saletta talks about the one thing standing in the way of him buying Cisco's shares for the real-money Inflation-Protected Income Growth portfolio that he manages on Fool.com.

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