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.

Speaking of dividends, Home Depot's isn't bad at 2.5%, but it wasn't good enough to make our cut of nine rock-solid dividends. You can uncover the amazing companies that did -- just click here to read more.