The bears re-emerged in TheStreet.com RealMoney Barometer following a dreadful week for the stock market.

The bears got 616, or 43% of the 1,425 votes cast. Bulls came in with 458, or 32%, while neutral notched 351, or 25%.

In the sectors, commercial banks and precious metals tied as the bullish one, with automakers picked as bearish.

Last week, the Dow lost 5.4%, the S&P 500 slipped 6.8% and the Nasdaq dropped 9.3%.

Below are the complete poll results.

Date Bullish Bearish Neutral Week Ending
S&P % Change
Bullish
Sector
Bearish
Sector
Oct.
27
458
(32%)
616
(43%)
351
(25%)
Commercial Banks and Precious Metals Automobiles
Oct.
20
903
(42%)
635
(29%)
614
(29%)
-6.8% Commercial Banks Homebuilding
Oct.
13
629
(45%)
441
(32%) each
314
(23%)
+5% Commercial Banks Automobiles
Oct.
6
1,145
(34%)
1,559
(47%)
646
(19%)
-18% Commercial Banks Automobiles
Sept.
29
32
(39%)
35
(43%)
14
(17%)
poll-9.4% Commercial Banks Integrated Oil

Sector Total Votes Percentage
Aerospace and Defense
31
2%
Airlines
55
4%
Automobiles
253
18%
Beverages and Food Products
17
1%
Biotechnology
13
1%
Commercial Banks
89
6%
Computers and Peripherals
25
2%
Consumer Nondurables
47
3%
Energy Equipment & Services
86
6%
HMOs and Hospitals
12
1%
Homebuilding
134
10%
Insurance
55
4%
Integrated Oil
157
11%
Internet, Software Services
15
1%
Investment Bankers and Brokers
88
6%
Media
20
1%
Multiline Retail
82
6%
Pharmaceuticals
26
2%
Precious Metals
108
8%
Semis, Semi Equipment
16
1%
Telecom Equipment
17
1%
Tobacco and Alcohol
12
1%
Utilities
24
2%
Wireless Communications
23
2%
Total
1407
100.00%
Source: RealMoney.com

Sector Total Votes Percentage
Aerospace and Defense
25
2%
Airlines
71
5%
Automobiles
16
1%
Beverages and Food Products
66
5%
Biotechnology
69
5%
Commercial Banks
163
11%
Computers and Peripherals
21
1%
Consumer Nondurables
38
3%
Energy Equipment & Services
96
7%
HMOs and Hospitals
25
2%
Homebuilding
34
2%
Insurance
39
3%
Integrated Oil
112
8%
Internet, Software Services
37
3%
Investment Bankers and Brokers
40
3%
Media
6
0%
Multiline Retail
13
1%
Pharmaceuticals
107
8%
Precious Metals
163
11%
Semis, Semi Equipment
19
1%
Telecom Equipment
15
1%
Tobacco and Alcohol
97
7%
Utilities
114
8%
Wireless Communications
31
2%
Total
1418
100%
Source: RealMoney.com
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