Home Depot extends dividend streak

As The Home Depot holds its annual shareholders meeting today, it announced its 97th consecutive cash dividend.

The company announced that its board of directors declared a first-quarter cash dividend of 25 cents per share. The dividend is payable on June 30 to shareholders of record on the close of business on June 16. The dividend -- the same amount it paid last quarter -- marks the 97th consecutive quarter Home Depot has paid a cash dividend.

The company's shareholders meeting takes place today at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta.