Online brokerage firm

DLJdirect

(DIR)

, posted a narrower-than-expected loss for the third quarter, helped by growth of its global accounts and its technology division

iNautix Technologies

.

The firm, a tracking stock of Swiss banking and insurance group

Credit Suisse First Boston

, which recently bought

Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette

(DLJ)

, lost $4 million, or 4 cents a share, compared with last year's third-quarter loss of $3.3 million, or 3 cents a share. A

First Call/Thomson Financial

survey of 10 analysts estimated a loss of 5 cents a share.

Quarterly revenue for the Jersey City, N.J., brokerage grew 44% to $79.3 million, down from $55.1 million in the year-ago period.

Its shares were higher by 1.33%, or 6 cents, to $4.75 just after the open on the

New York Stock Exchange

.