The stock market was down last week, but the bulls are back in form in TheStreet.com RealMoney Barometer poll.

The bulls took 508, or 45% of the 1,088 votes cast. The bears got 376, or 33%, while neutral came in with 254 votes, or 22%.

In the sectors, not unusually, commercial banks was picked as the sector most likely to rise and to fall this week.

On Monday, the financials were leading the market higher, thanks to an improved outlook from analyst Meredith Whitney. She raised her outlook on Goldman Sachs ( GS) from hold to buy and said on CNBC that Bank of America ( BAC) is inexpensive given its assets. Goldman Sachs, which reports earnings Tuesday, was up 5%, while Bank of America rose 7%. JPMorgan Chase ( JPM) and Citigroup ( C) also report earnings this week.

The KBW Bank Index, which tracks 24 of the nation's largest banks, was up 5%.

In the last half hour of trading Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 2.2%, or 177 points to 8324, the S&P 500 was up 21 points, or 2.4%, to just under 900, and the Nasdaq Composite was up 34 points, or 2%, to 1790.

Last week, the Dow finished down 1.6%, the S&P 500 lost 1.9%, and the Nasdaq dropped 2.3%.

Below are the complete poll results.

Date Bullish Bearish Neutral Week Ending
S&P % Change
Bullish
Sector
Bearish
Sector
July 13 508
(45%)
376
(33%)
254
(22%)
Commercial Banks Commercial Banks
July 6 1,690
(32%)
2,715
(51%)
933
(17%)
-1.9% Precious Metals Commercial Banks
June 22 2,182
(46%)
1,612
(34%)
955
(20%)
-2.4% Commercial Banks Commercial Banks
June 15 2,723
(40%)
2,764
(41%)
1,266
(19%)
-2.7% Integrated Oil Commercial Banks
June 8 1,376
(45%)
1,039
(34%)
640
(21%)
+0.7 Precious Metals Commercial Banks

Sector Total Votes Percentage
Aerospace and Defense 16 1%
Airlines 15 1%
Automobiles 19 2%
Beverages and Food Products 37 3%
Biotechnology 38 3%
Commercial Banks 363 32%
Computers and Peripherals 29 3%
Consumer Nondurables 21 2%
Energy Equipment & Services 51 5%
HMOs and Hospitals 22 2%
Homebuilding 22 2%
Insurance 14 1%
Integrated Oil 49 4%
Internet, Software Services 34 3%
Investment Bankers and Brokers 126 11%
Media 5 0%
Multiline Retail 5 0%
Pharmaceuticals 36 3%
Precious Metals 75 7%
Semis, Semi Equipment 35 3%
Telecom Equipment 13 1%
Tobacco and Alcohol 32 3%
Utilities 47 4%
Wireless Communications 24 2%
Total 1,128 100%

Sector Total Votes Percentage
Aerospace and Defense 17 2%
Airlines 44 4%
Automobiles 44 4%
Beverages and Food Products 12 1%
Biotechnology 12 1%
Commercial Banks 204 18%
Computers and Peripherals 12 1%
Consumer Nondurables 20 2%
Energy Equipment & Services 68 6%
HMOs and Hospitals 37 3%
Homebuilding 78 7%
Insurance 19 2%
Integrated Oil 161 14%
Internet, Software Services 17 2%
Investment Bankers and Brokers 86 8%
Media 29 3%
Multiline Retail 33 3%
Pharmaceuticals 37 3%
Precious Metals 77 7%
Semis, Semi Equipment 18 2%
Telecom Equipment 14 1%
Tobacco and Alcohol 27 2%
Utilities 37 3%
Wireless Communications 21 2%
Total 1,128 100%