3 Reasons to Buy Home Depot


The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which consumer goods editor/analyst Austin Smith discusses topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Austin gives investors three reasons to consider buying Home Depot today. The store recently saw impressive same-store sales growth. While mostly fueled by warmer weather, unemployment is also trending downwards which could prove to be a long-term tailwind for the company. Home Depot is historically a shareholder-friendly company with a nice dividend and a diminishing share count to boot, and it's investing for the future and improving efficiency.

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