The bears handily got the most votes in TheStreet.com RealMoney Barometer survey this week, as two of the stock market's three major averages slipped last week.

The bears got 3,975, or 53% of the 7,549 votes cast. The bulls got 33%, or 2,497, while neutral came in at 1,077 votes, or 14%.

In the sectors, precious metals was picked as most likely to rise, while commercial banks was tabbed as most likely to fall.

Last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.7%, and the S&P 500 fell 0.4%. It was the end of six-week winning streaks for both. The Nasdaq rose 1.3% last week.

In Thursday afternoon trading, the Dow was trading at 8,200, up 14 points, the Nasdaq was 11 points higher at 1723 and the S&P 500 was at 875, up 1.6 points.

Below are the complete poll results.
Date Bullish Bearish Neutral Week Ending
S&P % Change
Bullish
Sector
Bearish
Sector
April 27 2,497
(33%)
3,975
(53%)
1,077
(14%)
Precious Metals Commercial Banks
April 20 2,735
(31%)
5,079
(57%)
1,125
(13%)
-0.4% Precious Metals Commercial Banks
April 14 3,415
(44%)
3,210
(41%)
1,180
(15%)
+1.5% Commercial Banks Commercial Banks
March 23 2,191
(53%)
1,296
(32%)
611
(15%)
+1.6% Commercial Banks Commercial Banks
March 16 2,897
(51%)
1,620
(29%)
1,117
(20%)
+.4% Commercial Banks Commercial Banks

Sector Total Votes Percentage
Aerospace and Defense 89 1%
Airlines 88 1%
Automobiles 229 3%
Beverages and Food Products 131 2%
Biotechnology 209 3%
Commercial Banks 963 13%
Computers and Peripherals 179 2%
Consumer Nondurables 120 2%
Energy Equipment & Services 383 5%
HMOs and Hospitals 85 1%
Homebuilding 193 3%
Insurance 91 1%
Integrated Oil 486 6%
Internet, Software Services 205 3%
Investment Bankers and Brokers 299 4%
Media 37 0%
Multiline Retail 47 1%
Pharmaceuticals 282 4%
Precious Metals 2,606 35%
Semis, Semi Equipment 116 2%
Telecom Equipment 132 2%
Tobacco and Alcohol 116 2%
Utilities 202 3%
Wireless Communications 188 3%
Total 7,481 100%

Sector Total Votes Percentage
Aerospace and Defense 106 1%
Airlines 256 3%
Automobiles 1,201 16%
Beverages and Food Products 65 1%
Biotechnology 76 1%
Commercial Banks 2,661 36%
Computers and Peripherals 95 1%
Consumer Nondurables 119 2%
Energy Equipment & Services 99 1%
HMOs and Hospitals 122 2%
Homebuilding 342 5%
Insurance 146 2%
Integrated Oil 230 3%
Internet, Software Services 60 1%
Investment Bankers and Brokers 454 6%
Media 157 2%
Multiline Retail 139 2%
Pharmaceuticals 180 2%
Precious Metals 398 5%
Semis, Semi Equipment 69 1%
Telecom Equipment 62 1%
Tobacco and Alcohol 174 2%
Utilities 152 2%
Wireless Communications 74 1%
Total 7,442 100%

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