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Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Alan Oscroft | Monday, 22nd February, 2021 | More on: IAG I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. The IAG share price is beating the FTSE 100 in February: here’s what I’d do International Consolidated Airlines (LSE: IAG) gave us an update on the financial position at British Airways on Monday. And at the time of writing, the IAG share price is the FTSE 100‘s second biggest riser with a gain of 2.5% on the day. Part of my Stocks and Shares ISA strategy these days is to look for recovery candidates, so is this one?Since a 2021 low on 26 January, IAG shares have gained 60%. Over the same time span, the FTSE 100 has lost 1%. Are we in for a sustainable IAG share price recovery, and what does the current British Airways situation tell us? Well, first, I’m not going to forget that the current strength lies against a far gloomier background.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Over the past 12 months, the IAG share price is still down a whopping 73%. And even before the Covid-19 pandemic struck, IAG shares had been moving pretty much sideways for around five years. The airline sector can be a volatile one too, subject to numerous possible short-term shocks. My usual rule of thumb is that I will only buy a share if I intend to hold it for at least five years. But for more potentially volatile stocks, like airlines, I’d extend that to at least 10 years.I don’t want to look back on the devastation of the past year, other than to set the scene for my ponderings about IAG’s future. And that scene essentially describes a company that would have quickly collapsed had it not secured a huge pile of new financing. We await full-year results, due on 26 February. But at the third-quarter point at 30 September, International Consolidated Airlines reported net debt of a fraction over €11bn.Surviving the crisisI reckon there’ll be enough liquidity to see the company through the crisis. But I expect that debt to weigh heavily on the IAG share price for years to come.Anyway, what about the latest update? British Airways has made progress on two financing deals, increasing total liquidity by £2.45bn, and IAG is exploring other debt initiatives. The first of the two, a £2bn UKEF guaranteed five-year loan facility announced in December, has reached final agreement. British Airways should be drawing on it before the end of February.The other deal involves pension deficit contributions. The airline has reached an agreement with the trustee of its pension scheme to defer £450m in deficit payments due between October 2020 and September 2021.Tempted by the IAG share price?I find this news encouraging. It suggests to me that creditors see British Airways, and by extension IAG, as worthwhile risks. So if any further funding is needed, I think the odds are that it will readily be found. What does that say to me about the long-term prospects for the IAG share price?Well, I’d rate the chances of a recovery over the next five years as reasonably high. 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