Johnson & Johnson postpones investment analyst day because of Hurricane Sandy

Health-care giant Johnson & Johnson, with its offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York closed because of Hurricane Sandy, postponed its annual analyst meeting that was scheduled for Thursday at the company's headquarters in New Brunswick.

A company spokesman said no new date had been chosen, but it would likely be in 2013.

The company planned to use the event to focus on medical devices, especially the impact that the $19.7 billion purchase of Synthes has, and will, have on the company. With its U.S. headquarters in West Chester, Chester County, Synthes makes plates and rods, screws and nails to fix broken bones, and was the leader in the trauma category of orthopedic devices.

J&J also has subsidiaries in other parts of the Philadelphia area, including McNeil Consumer Healthcare in Fort Washington and Lancaster.