There's nothing but bull skies for participants in the TheStreet.com RealMoney Barometer survey.

For the 16th week in a row, the bulls carried the sentiment mantle. Of the 2,078 people who took the survey, 901, or 43%, see the market rising this week.

"Neutral" was again a popular choice, pulling down 35%, or 737 votes.

Bearish sentiment came in at 21%, or 440 votes.

In the sectors, integrated oil was seen as most likely to rise, with the homebuilders seen as most likely falling.

Energy equipment and services pulled the second-highest number of bullish votes; automobiles was the second-most bearish sector, likely helped by Ford's ( F) multibillion-dollar loss for 2006, announced last week.

In company news Monday, Symantec ( SYMC) signed an agreement to acquire Altiris ( ATRS) in an $830 million deal.

Also in the M&A realm, a report out of France said that Bristol-Myers Squibb ( BMY) and Plavix marketing partner Sanofi-Aventis ( SNY) might be close to announcing a merger.

Verizon ( VZ) confirmed Monday that it passed on a chance to sell Apple's ( AAPL) iPhone, judging that a five-year exclusive sales deal came with too many strings attached.

The stock market was trading higher on Monday. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 40 points to 12,527 recently; the Nasdaq Composite was higher by 10 points, to 2446, and the S&P 500 was trading at 1425, up about 3 points.

The yield on the 10-year Treasury continued its ascent and was recently at 4.89%.

Crude oil futures were trading lower on the Nymex today, down 72 cents to $54.70 a barrel.

Below are the complete poll results.

Date Bullish Bearish Neutral Week Ending
S&P % Change
Bullish
Sector
Bearish Sector
Jan. 29 901 (43%) 440 (21%) 737 (35%) Integrated Oil Homebuilding
Jan. 22 582 (40%) 357 (24%) 520 (36%) - 0.6% Energy Equipment & Services Semis, Semi Equipment
Jan. 16 767 (64%) 193 (16%) 240 (20%) - 0.03% Integrated Oil Integrated Oil
Jan. 8 953 (46%) 549 (26%) 569 (27%) + 1.5% Biotechnology Integrated Oil

Sector Total Votes Percentage
Aerospace and Defense 111 5%
Airlines 34 2%
Automobiles 11 1%
Beverages and Food Products 61 3%
Biotechnology 85 4%
Commercial Banks 83 4%
Computers and Peripherals 75 4%
Consumer Nondurables 31 1%
Energy Equipment & Services 276 13%
HMOs and Hospitals 44 2%
Homebuilding 60 3%
Insurance 19 1%
Integrated Oil 298 14%
Internet, Software Services 127 6%
Investment Bankers and Brokers 125 6%
Media 11 1%
Multiline Retail 21 1%
Pharmaceuticals 84 4%
Precious Metals 188 9%
Semis, Semi Equipment 41 2%
Telecom Equipment 70 3%
Tobacco and Alcohol 87 4%
Utilities 61 3%
Wireless Communications 73 4%
Source: RealMoney.com

Sector Total Votes Percentage
Aerospace and Defense 30 1%
Airlines 239 12%
Automobiles 218 11%
Beverages and Food Products 26 1%
Biotechnology 71 3%
Commercial Banks 56 3%
Computers and Peripherals 83 4%
Consumer Nondurables 26 1%
Energy Equipment & Services 61 3%
HMOs and Hospitals 37 2%
Homebuilding 347 17%
Insurance 20 1%
Integrated Oil 164 8%
Internet, Software Services 86 4%
Investment Bankers and Brokers 41 2%
Media 30 1%
Multiline Retail 50 2%
Pharmaceuticals 102 5%
Precious Metals 85 4%
Semis, Semi Equipment 110 5%
Telecom Equipment 59 3%
Tobacco and Alcohol 25 1%
Utilities 55 3%
Wireless Communications 49 2%
Source: RealMoney.com
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