Stock market bulls romped to a majority in the weekly TheStreet.com RealMoney Barometer survey, taking 51% of the vote.

The bulls captured 2,897 of the 5,634 votes, while the bears took 1,620, or 29%. Neutral came in with 1,117, or 20%.

In the sectors, interestingly, commercial banks was picked as most likely to rise and to fall. Those who were bullish on banks probably were encouraged by news that Citigroup ( C) and JPMorgan Chase ( JPM) said last week that they were on the road to profitable first quarters. It also was the first time in five weeks that precious metals wasn't picked as the sector most likely to rise.

Two of the three major averages were higher recently on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 89 points and the S&P 500 up 11 points, while the Nasdaq Composite was down 7.

Last week, the Dow lifted by 9%, the Nasdaq finished up 10.6%, and the S&P was higher by 10.7%.

Below are the complete poll results.

Date Bullish Bearish Neutral Week Ending
S&P % Change
Bullish
Sector
Bearish
Sector
March 16 2,897
(51%)
1,620
(29%)
1,117
(20%)
Commercial Banks Commercial Banks
March 9 2,645
(35%)
3,350
(45%)
1,516
(20%)
+10.7% Precious Metals Automobiles
March 2 2,596
(36%)
3,537
(498%)
1,140
(16%)
-7.0% Precious Metals Commercial Banks
Feb. 23 965
(42%)
823
(36%)
492
(22%)
-4.5% Precious Metals Automobiles
Feb. 16 191
(36%)
215
(41%)
118
(23%)
-6.9% Precious Metals Commercial Banks

Sector Total Votes Percentage
Aerospace and Defense
80
1%
Airlines
81
1%
Automobiles
186
3%
Beverages and Food Products
134
2%
Biotechnology
339
6%
Commercial Banks
1542
28%
Computers and Peripherals
72
1%
Consumer Nondurables
91
2%
Energy Equipment & Services
340
6%
HMOs and Hospitals
90
2%
Homebuilding
75
1%
Insurance
122
2%
Integrated Oil
518
9%
Internet, Software Services
81
1%
Investment Bankers and Brokers
487
9%
Media
32
1%
Multiline Retail
37
1%
Pharmaceuticals
350
6%
Precious Metals
483
9%
Semis, Semi Equipment
82
1%
Telecom Equipment
59
1%
Tobacco and Alcohol
83
1%
Utilities
156
3%
Wireless Communications
82
1%
Total
5,607
100%

Sector Total Votes Percentage
Aerospace and Defense
155
3%
Airlines
299
5%
Automobiles
513
9%
Beverages and Food Products
49
1%
Biotechnology
69
1%
Commercial Banks
774
14%
Computers and Peripherals
88
2%
Consumer Nondurables
99
2%
Energy Equipment & Services
128
2%
HMOs and Hospitals
153
3%
Homebuilding
444
8%
Insurance
248
4%
Integrated Oil
415
7%
Internet, Software Services
54
1%
Investment Bankers and Brokers
351
6%
Media
209
4%
Multiline Retail
120
2%
Pharmaceuticals
186
3%
Precious Metals
688
12%
Semis, Semi Equipment
56
1%
Telecom Equipment
50
1%
Tobacco and Alcohol
167
3%
Utilities
182
3%
Wireless Communications
66
1%
Total
5,569
100%

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