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Twitter hits 3-year high on news it'll replace Monsanto in S&P 500

Key Points
  • Twitter jumped roughly 5 percent Tuesday, after the Dow Jones announced the social media company would replace Monsanto in the S&P 500.
  • The gains pushed Twitter stock above $39.
  • The changes will go into effect prior to market open on Thursday, June 7, when German pharmaceutical and life sciences company Bayer wraps up its $63 billion takeover of seed-maker Monsanto.
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Twitter to replace Monsanto in S&P on June 7th

Twitter closed up roughly 5 percent Tuesday, hitting a 3-year high, after Dow Jones Indices announced the social media company would replace Monsanto in the .

The gains pushed Twitter stock to $39.80 per share by market close, putting the stock at levels not seen since April 2015.

Another tech company, Netflix will fill the agricultural giant's place on the S&P 100. The changes will go into effect prior to market open on Thursday, June 7.

German pharmaceutical and life sciences company Bayer is wrapping up its $63 billion takeover of Monsanto. As part of the acquisition, Bayer will retire Monsanto's iconic name.

Shares of Twitter are up more than 65 percent year-to-date and just more than 118 percent year-over-year.

—CNBC's Sara Salinas contributed to this report.