Saks stock seen hitting $25 - Barron's NEW YORK, March 18 (Reuters) - Saks Inc. (SKS.N: Quote, Profile , Research) shares could hit the mid-$20 range as it improves its operating results, according to a Barron's report. The company, whose New York Fifth Avenue flagship accounts for some 20 percent of sales, has vowed to boost operating margins from its current estimated 2 percent from a management, merchandise and operations make-over plan. Saks has sold off mid-tier operations acquired during a time when it looked to boost the number of department stores in its portfolio. High-end retailer rival Nordstrom (JWN.N: Quote, Profile , Research), by comparison, achieved operating margins of about 12.2 percent in the last quarter. Saks operating margins are expected to reach 4 percent by the end of the current fiscal year, according to the March 19 Barron's report. "A share price in the mid-20s could be easy to achieve as Saks retools its stores and image to yield a more stylish bottom line," Barron's said. Reuters Hotels and Casinos Summit >> always a good sign when some pub comes out when you're thinking about the name. My wife is very into fashion and shops like a killer tornado so I trust her views on these things and she's been telling me the buying has gotten a lot better at Saks and the mailer they sent around recently was top notch. as well. If $25 is just by boosting margins to 4%, imagine where this stock is a couple years from now with operating margins perhaps 7% which is doable. Not a bad pickup here. SKS.