The stock is up more than nine times from the nadir back in 2009, but trends can become mature and extended so it always pays to check on even the most dependable stocks.
In this daily bar chart of V, below, we can see how prices corrected to the downside in October through December and then rallied steadily into July. Prices are above the rising 50-day moving average line. The slower-to-react 200-day moving average line is bullish.
The daily On-Balance-Volume (OBV) line has been climbing from late December and tells us that buyers of V have been more aggressive all year.
In the lower panel is the 12-day price momentum study which shows the slowing of momentum from June to July. This is a bearish divergence and it can be an early "heads up" to a possible reversal.
In this weekly bar chart of V, below, we can see an impressive rise the past three years. V is above the rising 40-week moving average line and only traded below it for a few months last year.
The weekly OBV line is pointed up but the slow stochastic indicator is very overbought. V has been overbought based on the slow stochastic for much of the past three years so the current overbought readings may not produce much selling.
In this Point and Figure chart of V, below, we can see an upside price target of $246 being projected. A decline to $157 would be bearish.
Bottom line strategy: V is overbought with a small bearish divergence but those are not strong sell signals for a stock that has over performed on the upside. Continue to operate from the long side with an appropriate sell stop.