9. Getty Realty ( GTY) is a real estate investment trust, or REIT, that owns fuel and convenience store properties. During the past three years, it has grown sales 5.4% annually, on average. Third-quarter funds from operations rose 17% to $16 million, but on a per share basis, funds from operations decreased marginally due to a larger float. Getty pays a quarterly distribution of 58 cents, converting to an annual yield of 6.5%. The stock has a three-year distribution growth rate of 1.2% and a five-year growth rate of 1.8%. It has returned 2.3% a year since 2007.