there was big news when it went up 10 bucks. the fed appeals court judge, speaking for all 3 judges, told the lawyer for the merchants that they (the judges) "didn't buy" their argument that a 21 cent debit swipe fee was too high. and, the judge added, that the fed could UP that rate if it felt so compelled. the ruling has not been made yet, but that statement, on the day first day of oral arguments was huge news for V (and to a lesser extent MA). HUGE news..
I think its the only news holding the market up, so with all that downward pressure it did not go up like it did a few weeks ago when the market went up, this baby is a DOW stock now so now it needs market momentum to move not just its own earnings report.