Investec Securities recommends buying Compass at 276p (this week’s price 268p) on the back of the belief the contract caterer is well placed for recovery over the next two years. A recent trading update was in line with the broker’s expectations. UK trading has stabilised and Compass has withdrawn from military contracts in the Middle East. Investec says to buy the shares based on medium-term recovery. The Daily Telegraph (Your money) 07/10/06 page 6 (What the brokers say)