A Tale of Two Retailers

Drugstore chain Rite Aid recently hit a 52-week high, while RadioShack smacked a 52-week low. Neither stock looks like an impulse buy

One sells drugs, the other plugs. You may be able to cruise by Rite Aid (RAD) and RadioShack (RSH) on the same trip -- maybe even in the same strip mall -- but the two retailers' stocks have been moving in opposite directions. Rite Aid shares climbed recently as demographic trends have pointed in the drugstore chain's favor. Meanwhile, investors have so far left electronics merchant RadioShack's nascent turnaround effort on the shelf.

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