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Bulls Poke Out Head in Poll

The bulls took control of TheStreet.com RealMoney Barometer survey this week.

Inspired by a decent week in the stock market, the bulls got 299, or 42% of the 711 votes cast. The bears got 250, or 35%, while neutral came in at 23% with 162 votes.

In the sectors, commercial banks was seen as most likely to rise this week. Integrated oil was seen as most likely to fall.

Below are the complete poll results.

Date Bullish Bearish Neutral Week Ending
S&P % Change
Bullish
Sector
Bearish
Sector
Dec
8
299
(42%)
250
(35%)
162
(23%)
Commercial Banks Integrated Oil
Dec
1
448
(33%)
601
(44%)
317
(23%)
poll+3.7% Automobiles Multiline Retail
Nov 24 330
(45%)
247
(34%)
160
(22%)
+12% Commercial Banks Commercial Banks
Nov
18
496
(32%)
723
(47%) each
329
(21%)
-8.3%
Precious Metals
Automobiles
Nov
11
376
(34%)
437
(40%)
293
(26%)
poll-6.2% Energy Equipment & Services Automobiles
Nov
3
574
(50%)
313
(27%)
253
(22%)
poll-3.9% Commercial Banks Automobiles

Sector Total Votes Percentage
Aerospace and Defense
15
2%
Airlines
17
2%
Automobiles
74
11%
Beverages and Food Products
12
2%
Biotechnology
4
1%
Commercial Banks
60
9%
Computers and Peripherals
9
1%
Consumer Nondurables
21
3%
Energy Equipment & Services
55
8%
HMOs and Hospitals
8
1%
Homebuilding
53
8%
Insurance
15
2%
Integrated Oil
122
18%
Internet, Software Services
7
1%
Investment Bankers and Brokers
27
4%
Media
22
3%
Multiline Retail
41
6%
Pharmaceuticals
16
2%
Precious Metals
53
8%
Semis, Semi Equipment
12
2%
Telecom Equipment
10
1%
Tobacco and Alcohol
13
2%
Utilities
18
3%
Wireless Communications
12
2%
Total
696
100%
Source: RealMoney.com

Sector Total Votes Percentage
Aerospace and Defense
11
2%
Airlines
41
6%
Automobiles
81
11%
Beverages and Food Products
25
4%
Biotechnology
43
6%
Commercial Banks
85
12%
Computers and Peripherals
10
1%
Consumer Nondurables
24
3%
Energy Equipment & Services
45
6%
HMOs and Hospitals
10
1%
Homebuilding
36
5%
Insurance
25
4%
Integrated Oil
44
6%
Internet, Software Services
5
1%
Investment Bankers and Brokers
35
5%
Media
4
1%
Multiline Retail
14
2%
Pharmaceuticals
33
5%
Precious Metals
49
7%
Semis, Semi Equipment
8
1%
Telecom Equipment
6
1%
Tobacco and Alcohol
30
4%
Utilities
31
4%
Wireless Communications
12
2%
Total
707
100%
Source: RealMoney.com

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