NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Cemex  (CX - Get Report) were down in mid-morning trading on Monday after agreeing to sell its Ohio cement plant and cement terminal to Eagle Materials (EXP) for $400 million. 

The proceeds will be used for debt reduction and "general corporate purposes," the Mexican cement company said in a statement.

Cemex expects the transaction to close in the 2016 fourth quarter or shortly after. 

Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates the stock as a "hold" with a ratings score of C-.

Cemex's strengths such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, revenue growth and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: CX

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