In this video, Motley Fool analyst Jim Mueller discusses three reasons to buy Seagate today.

First, the company has decided on a goal to drop down the number of shares outstanding from about 400 million to 250 million by 2014. This would mean that the shares owned by the shareholders would be worth a lot more when the share count falls.

Seagate also pays a growing dividend and the yield currently sits around 5.5% which is quite significant.

Finally, there is a long-term growth trend for hard drives and companies with cloud-based services, including Amazon , need to buy hard drives for storage. There is stability in this market, along with other growth areas, so Seagate will be around for quite a long time.

While Seagate Technology pays a significant and growing dividend and seems able to generate the cash flow to support it, a global slowdown in demand for digital memory storage has begun to put pressure on margins. Is Seagate really worthy of your investment dollars? The Motley Fool answers this question and more in our most in-depth Seagate research available for smart investors like you. Thousands have already claimed their own premium ticker coverage, and you can gain instant access to your own by clicking here now.

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