8. W.P. Carey ( WPC) is a REIT that invests in commercial properties and advises similar companies. It is scheduled to release third-quarter results Nov. 4. The second-quarter occupancy rate improved to 92%. W.P. Carey paid a $1.01 distribution out of $1.22 of adjusted cash flow per share, translating to a payout ratio of 83%. The REIT has not only increased its distribution every year since going public, but it has also boosted the distribution for 37 consecutive quarters. The stock has a three-year distribution growth rate of 7.7%. It has advanced 11% in 2010.