Analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods are downplaying the possibility that mounting merchant objections to a settlement with Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (MA) over credit card swipe fees are likely to trigger a termination clause in the proposed agreement.

Retailers including Wal-Mart (WMT) and Target (TGT), as well as the National Association of Convenience Stores have said they're dissatisfied with the settlement on the grounds that it's too lenient on the card networks.

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